Tess Gallagher

Tess Gallagher is an American poet who was born in 1943 in Port Angeles, Washington. She has described poetry as an “intimate” experience that is distinctly different from prose writing. She has published a number of collections, including Willingly and Moon Crossing Bridge. 

Black Silk

by Tess Gallagher

‘Black Silk’ by Tess Gallagher is a sorrowful poem. In it, the speaker uses a silk vest to convey the emotion surrounding a loss.

Under Stars

by Tess Gallagher

‘Under Stars’ by Tess Gallagher is a thoughtful poem that traces a speaker’s walk outside at night. It includes her reminiscence about her past and childhood. 

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