photograph Tess Gallagher

A poetry reading

Location: Percy Building, Room G.05, Newcastle University
Time/Date: 19th March 2012, 19:00

Tess Gallagher is one of America’s leading poets. In Midnight Lantern she collects her indispensable work from forty years of writing poetry, along with an ample new section written in the west of Ireland. Included in this generous book are Gallagher’s signature nocturnes – for the changing Pacific Northwest, for her tough childhood, and for her late husband, Raymond Carver, and others.  Her challenging new work confronts a tumultuous century’s worth of art, warfare, and illness, while certifying the stubborn resilience of poetry and love.  

Tess Gallagher’s is perhaps the most deeply moving and spiritual and intensely intelligent poetry being written in America today’ – William Heyen

Tickets for this event are priced at £6/£4 (concessions)/£2 (Newcastle University students). You can find tickets for all of our events at our webstore. Alternatively, please contact Melanie Birch for further details:, 0191 208 7619. 

Tess will also be giving a talk about Raymond Carver at 12.30pm in Room G.05, Percy Building, Newcastle University. Free, not ticketed, all welcome!

Published: 24th January 2012

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