I fell in love with Ross Gay when I heard him interviewed on OnBeing. I immediately ordered his book of essays, The Book of Delights, which I highly recommend. It is packed with joy! Gay is primarily known as a poet. I heard him interviewed again recently. He published a book-long poem titled Be Holding. It circles around the miraculous basketball shot by Dr. J (Julius Erving) that won Dr. J’s team a championship game. Watching the shot is a must before reading the poem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhdGihdnSKQ. I don’t know much about basketball, but I was amazed! The poem is magnificent. I didn’t know until right after I finished the poem that it is National Poetry Month. This poem is definitely worthy of celebration!