Is, Is Not: Poems

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Graywolf Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author
Tess Gallagher is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems, Dear Ghosts, and Moon Crossing Bridge. Gallagher spends time in County Sligo, Ireland, and also in her hometown of Port Angeles, Washington

"[Gallagher's] mode of elegy is one of transcendence, and it extends to even the changed lives of the living."--The Millions

"Is, Is Not is a thorough and unapologetic exploration of the self. Gallagher's poems, like the shattered reflection of the moon in the ever-changing flowing water of the world, reveal various parts of that self--sometimes coherent, sometimes ambiguous and evasive--as it is transformed by experience."--Harvard Review

"Each poem, fully realized, builds toward a collection that is luminous and far ranging--both in substance and in form."--The Oregonian

"Tess Gallagher is an American classic. . . . Gallagher's voice is so clear, graceful and unstoppable--and it ranges so greatly from large matters to small--she makes poetry's dreams come true."--Washington Independent Review of Books

"[Gallagher's poetry] is intelligent, lives on the page, and makes a music out of thinking."--Hudson Review

"Tess Gallagher is in top form with this collection of challenging but intellectually rewarding poems."--Shelf Awareness

"Impressively wide-ranging in its intellectual inquiry. . . . Gallagher's craft excels as she balances image and abstraction, grounding the wild flights of the speaker's philosophical imagination."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[In Is, Is Not, ] carefully constructed reveries are a bridge between then and now, consciousness and belief. . . . This is the joy of poetry, for both writer and reader: each poem is handmade on the page. . . . Readers of quiet, thoughtful poetry will find much to savor."--Library Journal