Tess Gallagher


Born
in Port Angeles, Washington, The United States
July 21, 1943


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 Woman Saloon, The Lover of Horses and Other Stories and The Man from Kinvara: Selected Stories. She also spearheaded the publication of Raymond Carvers Beginners in Library of Americas complete collection of his stories released Fall 2009. She spends time in a cottage on Lough Arrow in Co. Sligo in the West of Ireland and also lives and writes in her ...more

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Moon Crossing Bridge

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Dear Ghosts,

3.92 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Amplitude: New and Selected...

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The Lover of Horses

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At the Owl Woman Saloon: St...

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Portable Kisses

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Midnight Lantern: New and S...

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Under Stars

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Instructions on the Double

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Is, Is Not: Poems

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More books by Tess Gallagher…
“It's a dangerous mission. You could die out there. You could go on forever.”
Tess Gallagher

“Don’t move. I like this ledge of loose diamonds
waiting to be spilled into the night.
Let’s shine awhile without touching.
Sensuality is, after all, a river that is always waiting.”
Tess Gallagher, Moon Crossing Bridge

“So remembering
is only one more way of being alone
when the voice has gone everywhere
in the dusk of the porches
looking for the last thing to say.”
Tess Gallagher, Instructions on the Double

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