"Here are poems, by Jean Gallagher, that knock me for a loop. They are work I didn't know I was waiting fora, intoxicated true to reality, blindly and rightly trustful of language. Her themes are springboards; they cause a language for ideas that dive into joy. Hers is language at its most dynamic, full of exuberant speculation. The poems speak out. The poems light us up. They are brilliant."
About the Author
received the FIELD Poetry Prize from Oberlin College Press for her book, Stubborn, (forthcoming Spring 2006). She is an associate professor of English at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, and she lives with her husband in New York City.