Join us for an intimate reading by poet, essayist, and short story writer Tess Gallagher, celebrating the launch of her latest book, Boogie-Woogie Crisscross, a “poetry jam session” between Gallagher and poet Larry Matsuda.
Tess Gallagher is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems, Dear Ghosts, and Moon Crossing Bridge. In 2008 Blackstaff Press (Belstaff) and Eastern Washington Press published Barnacle Soup: Stories from the West of Ireland, a collaboration with the Irish storyteller Josie Gray. Distant Rain, a conversation with the highly respected Buddhist nun Jakucho Setouchi, of Kyoto, is both an art book and a cross-cultural moment. Gallagher is also the author of Amplitude: New and Selected Poems, 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 spearheaded the publication of Raymond Carver's Beginners in Library of America's complete collection of his stories. She spends time in a cottage on Lough Arrow in County Sligo in the west of Ireland and also lives and writes in her hometown of Port Angeles, Washington.