|Born||July 21, 1943|
Port Angeles, Washington, U.S.
|Education||University of Washington|
|Notable awards||Guggenheim Fellowship (1978)|
Two National Endowment for the Arts awards
Maxine Cushing Gray Foundation Award
(m. 1988; died 1988)
Tess Gallagher (born 1943) is an American poet, essayist, short story writer. Her many honors were a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts award, Maxine Cushing Gray Foundation Award.
Gallagher in Port Angeles, Washington to logger and longshoreman Leslie Bond and gardener mother Georgia Bond. She studied with poet-intellectual Theodore Roethke in the University of Washington, earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English.
In November 1977 Gallagher met Raymond Carver, a short story writer and poet, at a writers' conference in Dallas, Texas and their relationship very much influenced her literary work, which included helping to edit and publish his writing. Beginning in January 1979, Carver and Gallagher lived together in El Paso, Texas, in a borrowed cabin near Port Angeles, Washington, and in Tucson, Arizona. In 1980, the two moved to Syracuse, New York, where Gallagher had been appointed the coordinator of the creative writing program at Syracuse University; Carver taught as a professor in the English department. They jointly purchased a house in Syracuse, at 832 Maryland Avenue. In ensuing years, the house became so popular that the couple had to hang a sign outside that read "Writers At Work" in order to be left alone.
In 1988, six weeks prior to his death, Carver and Gallagher married in Reno, Nevada.
Raymond Carver and poetry
Raymond Carver influenced her to write the short stories that were collected in The Lover of Horses (1986).
She wrote Moon Crossing Bridge, a collection of love poems dedicated to Raymond Carver, who died in 1988.
Distant Rain: A Conversation Between Jakucho Setouchi And Tess Gallagher
Distant Rain, published in 2006, is a conversation between Tess and Jakucho Setouchi, a Buddhist nun from Kyoto, that happened in Japan in 1990. Tess Gallagher traveled to Japan and met there a nun Jakucho Setouchi, well-known Japanese novelist, they spoke a lot about poetry, Tess Gallagher's grief about Raymond Carver, differences between cultures.
Tess Gallagher wrote the book of poetry Boogie-Woogie Crisscross in collaboration with Lawrence Matsuda. They sent each other emails with new poetry and ideas, then from these correspondences was gathered the book. The collaboration started when Alfredo Arreguin, Tess Gallagher's friend, gave her a Lawrence Matsuda's poetry about World War II and Japanese who were imprisoned in camp Minidoka located in the western United States. Tess Gallagher helped Lawrence Matsuda to find a publisher for the poetry about Minidoka and this was how their literary friendship began.
- Stepping outside : poems. Lisbon, Iowa: Penumbra Press. 1974.
- Instructions To The Double. Graywolf Press. 1975. ISBN 978-0-91530-803-3.
- Under Stars. Graywolf Press. 1978. ISBN 978-0-915308-19-4.
- Willingly. Graywolf Press. 1984. ISBN 978-0-915308-46-0.
- The Hug. 1984.
- Amplitude. Graywolf Press. 1987. ISBN 978-1-55597-099-4.
- Moon Crossing Bridge. Graywolf Press. 1992. ISBN 978-1-55597-156-4.
- I Stop Writing the Poem. 1992.
- Portable Kisses. Capra Press. 1992. ISBN 978-0-88496-342-4.
- My Black Horse. Bloodaxe. 1995. ISBN 978-1-85224-306-7.
- Dear Ghosts (Poetry Finalist for 2007 Washington State Book Award). Graywolf Press. 2006. ISBN 9781555974435.
- Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems. Graywolf Press. 2011. ISBN 978-1-55597-597-5.
- Gallagher, Tess; Matsuda, Lawrence (March 31, 2016). Boogie-Woogie Crisscross. Madhat, Inc. / Plume Editions. ISBN 978-1941196298.
- Is, Is Not:Poems. Graywolf Press. 2019. ISBN 978-1-55597-841-9.
- The Lover of Horses. Harper & Row. 1986. ISBN 978-0-06-091435-6.
- At The Owl Woman Saloon. Simon & Schuster [Scribner]. 1999 . ISBN 978-0-684-84756-6.
- The Man From Kinvara: Selected Stories. Graywolf Press. 2009. ISBN 978-1-55597-537-1.
|The Poetry Baron||1997||"The Poetry Baron". The Atlantic Monthly. 280 (1): 79–86. July 1997.|
- A concert of tenses: essays on poetry. University of Michigan Press. 1986. ISBN 978-0-472-09370-0.
- Soul Barnacles. University of Michigan Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-472-08912-3.
- With Raymond Carver (December 1985). "Dostoevsky: A Screenplay" & "King Dog a Screenplay" (Paperback ed.). Capra Back-to-Back Series.
- Words Like Distant Rain (2006)
- With Josie Gray (January 2009). Barnacle Soup and Other Stories from the West of Ireland. Eastern Washington University Press. ISBN 978-1597660365.
- Patrice Vecchione, ed. (2002). "Sudden Journey". The Body Eclectic: An Anthology of Poems. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-8050-6935-8.
- "Tess Gallagher". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
- Moffet, Penelope (August 1988). "An Interview With Tess Gallagher". Poets & Writers. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
- "When Tess and Ray Talked About Love". The Attic. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
- Baker, Jeff (September 19, 2009). "Northwest writers at work: Tess Gallager in Raymond Carver country". The Oregonian. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
- Carver, Maryann (July 11, 2006). What It Used To Be Like: A Portrait of My Marriage to Raymond Carver. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9780312332587.
- "Theodore Roethke". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
- Tess Gallagher (December 2006). "Instead of Dying". Sun Magazine (372).
- Tess Gallagher by Tim Crosby (2006). "Instead of Dying". Academi Intoxication Conference. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Cite journal requires
- "Distant Rain: A Conversation Between Jakucho Setouchi And Tess Gallagher (English And Japanese Edition)". calvinbook. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
- Aoki, Betsy (April 20, 2016). "'Boogie-Woogie Crisscross' a heartfelt collaboration". iExaminer. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
- Short stories unless otherwise noted.