Likely Stories : The Book of Delights, by Ross Gay

Feb 25, 2021

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Ross Gay is a poet and the winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award among several other prizes.  The Book of Delights is funny, thought-provoking, and worthy of slow reading to catch all the minor—and major—attempts at strange and peculiar essays. 


Funny story of a man growing up amid his interesting and peculiar family

Pleasant series of essays on topics ranging from immigration to the environment.

A selection of interesting and eclectic titles for 2018

Fascinating collection of essays by a first-time author

Final installment of Soul at the White Heat: Obsession, Inspiration, and the Writing Life.

A collection of essays by – IMHO -- the premier woman of letters today.

An essential collection of essays for every writer on “The Writing Life.”

Evocative essays of a poet obsessed with nature and its effects on humanity

Observations of a noted essayist who reflects with wit and charm on America in the 1960s.