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Dear Ghosts

Gallagher, Tess (Book - 2006)
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The long-awaited and resplendent new poetry collection by Tess Gallagher, whose poems "are a gift of a poet's heart and soul to her readers" (Robert Coles) nbsp; Don't sharpen them.Expectation, more dangerousthan any blade. - "Knives in the Borrowed House" Fourteen years after Moon Crossing Bridge - Tess Gallagher's powerful elegies for her husband, Raymond Carver - Dear Ghosts , is the return of Gallagher's unequivocal voice. In these new poems, the ghosts of the past are conjured as part of the present day: the deceased beloved, the father long dead, the ailing mother, the victims of holocaust and war. With these spirits beside her, Gallagher confronts her own illness and mortality, and celebrates love and friendship in these spare lyrics and muscular narratives, each punctuated by her resilience and grace. Here is the new work by one of America's most accomplished poets.
Authors: Gallagher, Tess
Title: Dear ghosts
Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2006
Characteristics: 140 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Tess Gallagher
Contents: My unopened life
Not a sparrow
Sah Sin
A stroke of sky
Sayonara, baby
The dogs of Bucharest
Irish weather
Brushing fate
After looking at property in a busy Irish town
Knives in the borrowed house
I have never wanted to march
Weather report
The women of Auschwitz
Lady Betty
Little match box
Fire starter
Lie down with the lamb
What the new day is for
Orange sutra
You are like that,
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
Oil spot
In lilac-light
Water walking
I asked that a prayer
The red devil
Sky house
Buddha alcove
Bull's eye
With Setouchi-san in Kyoto
Walking meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh
Sixteenth anniversary
Death's ink
ISBN: 9781555974435
Branch Call Number: 811.5 G162dg 2006
Topical Term: Authors, American
LCCN: 2005938149
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"Fourteen years since Moon Crossing Bridge (a collection of elegies for the poet's late husband, fiction writer Raymond Carver), Gallagher enters new territory. Moving beyond the elegy to a kind of love letter, she addresses both the living and the dead, invoking her Pacific Northwest childh... Read More »

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