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Dear Ghosts.

Dear Ghosts

Tess Gallagher

Graywolf Press

2402 University Avenue, Suite 203, Saint Paul, MN 55114

9781555974930, $15.00, 1-651-641-0077

Poetry is the use of words to evoke feelings. No one does it better than author, essayist, translator, and poet Tess Gallagher as evidenced by her latest collection of verse "Dear Ghosts". A master craftsman and wordsmith in the use of metaphor, communication, and the intimacy of emotion, "Dear Ghosts" once again documents her as a skilled and deft observer of the human condition who will be appreciated best by those who enjoy free verse poetry the most. 'Choices': I go to the mountain side/of the house to cut saplings,/and clear a view to snow/on the mountain. But when I look up,/saw in hand, I see a nest clutched in/the uppermost branches./I don't cut that one./I don't cut the others either./suddenly, in every tree,/are unseen nest/where a mountain would be.
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Date:May 1, 2008
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