C of I set to host Tess Gallagher Poetry Reading

The College of Idaho, in conjunction with the Idaho Commission on the Arts, will host a special appearance and poetry reading by Tess Gallagher on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the third floor Sterry Hall Board Room.

Gallagher is an author of short fiction and poetry, including her most recent poetry work Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems.

“We brave into ourselves each time

we put on our lantern-light

and step out—as a gleam steps

out its overlapping forms

to lift a path from its nest of darkness.”

Gallagher has taught at several institutions around the country, including the University of Arizona, Syracuse University, Willamette University and more. Some of her numerous awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Maxine Cushing Gray Foundation Award. She spends time in a cottage on Lough Arrow in County Sligo in the west of Ireland and also lives and writes in her Northwest hometown of Port Angeles, Washington.

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