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Dear ghosts : poems / by Tess Gallagher.

Gallagher, Tess. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Ada Public Library 811 GAL (Text) 33500008947723 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 811 GAL (Text) 33500008947715 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1555974430
  • Physical Description: 140 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2006.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: My unopened life -- Not a sparrow -- Sah Sin -- A stroke of sky -- Sayonara, baby -- The dogs of Bucharest -- Choices -- Irish weather -- Brushing fate -- After looking at property in a busy Irish town -- Sugarcane -- Knives in the borrowed house -- I have never wanted to march -- Weather report -- Eternal -- The women of Auschwitz -- Lady Betty -- Offering -- Little match box -- Fire starter -- Lie down with the lamb -- What the new day is for -- Heart-mirror -- Orange sutra -- You are like that, -- Apparition -- Unspoken -- The rooster crows -- Black beauty -- Dream doughnuts -- Urgent story -- Moon's rainbow body -- Dear ghosts, -- Emanation of the red child -- Cairo moon -- Across the border -- She wipes out time -- The violence of unseen forms -- Behave -- Oil spot -- Cultivation -- In lilac-light -- Water walking -- I asked that a prayer -- Surgeon -- The red devil -- Sky house -- Buddha alcove -- Bull's eye -- Remains -- With Setouchi-san in Kyoto -- Walking meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh -- Sixteenth anniversary -- Comeback -- Death's ink.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2006 June #1
    /*Starred Review*/ Gallagher, a cherished poet and short story writer, evokes the power of the unseen as well as the seen with breathtaking clarity, creating metaphors so surprising, radiant, and apt that the world seems to expand in their wake. This sense of opening is intrinsic to Gallagher's new poems. Substantial yet lambent, earthy and spiritual, these are her best works in an already incandescent oeuvre. The collection begins with "My Unopened Life," a poem charged with fairy-tale magic as a place setting on a tablecloth acquires cosmic dimension. In another worlds-within-world poem, "Oil Spot," Gallagher writes, "The door to beauty always / stands open." The indiscriminate wounds of war are the subject of startlingly precise reflections on her World War II-era childhood and on the Vietnam War, and both life and death are palpably present in ravishing poems of Vancouver, Ireland, Romania, and Egypt. Losing her hair during cancer treatments summons up contrasting visions of the women of Auschwitz and Buddhist monks. Gallagher remembers her mother and her late husband, Raymond Carver, and finds enlightenment in birds, the moon, rain, dusk, and lilacs. So compelling are Gallagher's graceful poems, they leave the reader feeling "rearranged from the cells out." ((Reviewed June 1 & 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tess Gallagher is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, screenplay writer, and translator. Her previous poetry collections include Moon Crossing Bridge and Amplitude: New and Selected Poems. She lives in Port Angeles, Washington.

Tess Gallagher is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, screenplay writer, and translator. Her previous poetry collections include Moon Crossing Bridge and Amplitude: New and Selected Poems. She lives in Port Angeles, Washington.


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