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Tess Gallagher

Tess Gallagher is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, screenwriter, and translator. Her latest poetry collection is titled Dear Ghosts, (Graywolf Press). Her forthcoming book Distant Rain (Eastern Washington Press) is a conversation with Buddhist nun Jakucho Setouchi. She lives in Port Angeles, Washington.

— From December 2006
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Instead Of Dying

The leopard of his imagination pulled down the feathers and blooded flesh of stories fueled by his previous failures and delivered as the result of his recovery. Whereas earlier he’d simply chronicled the deterioration of mostly working-class lives, his new stories actually allowed for recovery and revelation.

December 2006
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