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Great set of essays on writing...with a poetry basis, but her insights are useful for any writer. I especially like the explorations on such topics as the poem as a container for grief, and her memoir-based pieces. I like Gallagher's poetry, but I think I enjoy this little book (part of the U Mich writers on writing series) even more.
Tess Gallagher is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Dear Ghosts, Moon Crossing Bridge, and My Black Horse. She will release her collection of New and Selected Poems entitled Midnight Lantern in October 2011. Gallagher is also the author of Amplitude, Soul Barnacles: Ten More Years with Ray, A Concert of Tenses: Essays on Poetry, and three collections of short fiction: At the Owl Wom ...moreMore about Tess Gallagher...