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Be Holding: A Poem (Pitt Poetry Series) By Ross Gay Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822966234
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 8th, 2020

This book begins as a dedicated ode to Dr. J (Julius Erving, a basketball great). However, in a fashion that is now recognizable to most of Gay's readers, the poem flows and expands, seeping into disparate ideas and gathering them together gently. It follows the motions of Dr. J's famous move in a kind of soaring flight,  one sweeping sentence instead of one leap. Ross Gay never disappoints.