Join poets Tess Gallagher and Caleb Barber for a reading of some of the collected work of the late poet Raymond Carver at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Carver, whose partner was Gallagher for about nine years, was one of the great American writers and poets of the late 20th century. His major collections include “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love;” “Cathedral;” and “Elephant. He died in 1988.
Tess Gallagher is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including “Dear Ghosts,” “Moon Crossing Bridge,” and “My Black Horse.” Graywolf published her collection of new and selected poems entitled “Midnight Lantern” in September 2011. She is a co-translator of Romanian poet Liliana Ursu’s “A Path To The Sea,” published in September 2011 by Pleasure Boat Studio. Gallagher is also the author of “Amplitude,” “Soul Barnacles: Ten More Years with Ray,” “A Concert of Tenses: Essays on Poetry,” and three collections of short fiction: “At the Owl Woman Saloon,” “The Lover of Horses and Other Stories,” and “The Man from Kinvara: Selected Stories.”
She also spearheaded the publication of Raymond Carver’s complete collection of his stories. She spends time in a cottage on Lough Arrow in Co. Sligo in the West of Ireland and also lives and writes in her hometown of Port Angeles, Washington.
Bellingham poet Caleb Barber earned an English/Creative Writing BA from Western Washington University, and an MFA in poetry from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. He currently works days at an aerospace machine shop. He has been widely published in literary magazines, most notably with a feature in Poet Lore. He also has a poem in Best American Poetry 2009. He is the author of the poetry book “Beasts & Violins.”