Speaking Volumes 2022 featuring Ross Gay!

Speaking Volumes 2022 featuring Ross Gay!


Acclaimed poet and New York Times best-selling author, Ross Gay, will serve as the guest of honor and be featured throughout the evening. Speaking Volumes is presented by The Poetry Foundation, and sponsored by Miller Nash LLP and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.

The Celebration will be broadcast via YouTube, beginning at 7pm PST tonight (Wednesday September 28th). To join the event live stream <click here> to go to Pongo’s YouTube Page. Look for the video entitled “Speaking Volumes 2022 featuring Ross Gay” which should say “LIVE NOW” in red lettering underneath. Click that link and you’re in!

The event will feature a poetry reading from Ross, the voices of our youth writers, and stories of impact from across our 27-year history.  All donations will support Pongo’s growth and allow us to share our poetry programming with youth who have experienced trauma across the country.

To purchase titles from Ross Gay’s catalog, we encourage you to visit our friends at the Elliott Bay Book Company!


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