Tonight, poet Tess Gallagher will be reading at the Ballard Library from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Gallagher’s “Midnight Lantern,” was selected by The Seattle Times as one of the best books of 2011, and spans 40 years of her work as a poet.
From the Seattle Public Library:
Gallagher splits her time between her hometown of Port Angeles and a cottage in Ireland. In addition to writing poetry, she has written collections of short stories and essays, worked as a translator and a teacher, and received honors and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Gallagher also serves as the literary executor of her late husband, Raymond Carver.
The library says a review from Booklist said “Midnight Lantern” is, ”Lush, entrancing, and thorny, this invaluable retrospective is crowned by 30 stellar new poems that find Gallagher in a beautifully earthy, coy, sharply observant, and cosmically affectionate mode.” To learn more, click here.