Tess Gallagher

United States

Tess Gallagher is an American poet, essayist, author and playwright. Her honors include a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and two awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. The poems in Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems span 40 years and include her signature nocturnes—for the changing Pacific Northwest, for her hardscrabble childhood and for her late husband, novelist Raymond Carver. Her challenging new work confronts a tumultuous century’s worth of art, warfare and illness, while affirming the stubborn resilience of poetry and love.