Tess Gallagher

Photo by Danielle Vermette Tess Gallagher’s eleventh volume of poetry, Is, Is Not, was published May 2019 by Graywolf Press. Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems, also from Graywolf, is the most comprehensive offering of her poems to date. Other poetry includes Dear Ghosts, Moon Crossing Bridge, and Amplitude. Gallagher’s The Man from Kinvara: Selected Stories was published fall 2009 and these stories are the basis for film episodes under development. Barnacle SoupStories from the West of Ireland, collaboration with the Sligo storyteller Josie Gray, is available in the US from Carnegie Mellon. Gallagher spearheaded the publication of Raymond Carver’s Beginners as a stand-alone volume in 2015. During her friendship with the Oscar-winning director Alejandro Inarritu she encouraged his work with Raymond Carver’s poem and story in the Oscar-winning film Birdman, directed by Inarritu. She has spent regular time in a cottage on Lough Arrow in Co. Sligo in the West of Ireland where many of her new poems are set, and also lives and writes in her hometown of Port Angeles, Washington.