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The Gospel of Galore by Tina Kelley
The Gospel of Galore, Tina Kelley's first collection, is at once exuberant and intellectual, its reverence for the world's physical beauty and joy underpinned by rigorous knowledge about the world's creatures and creations. Curiosities abound in her work, and entice the reader's deeper curiosity as well, from the visual to the intellectual to, ultimately, the spiritual plane.
Winner of the Washington State Book Award
Praise for The Gospel of Galore
"The Gospel of Galore by Tina Kelley is a full orchestra of reflection and celebration, incorporating the sounds, rhythms and tempos, the compositions and themes of a robust earth and its human inhabitants. The language in this book is original, perceptive, witty and vital. It lingers like a fine symphony. Read, listen to The Gospel of Galore, and experience the concert."--Pattiann Rogers
'"Sing adverb, sing noun,/sing a more precise defining of galore,' Tina Kelley writes in her splendidly linguistic first book of poems that keeps finding new and accurate names for what we experience and feel. The Gospel of Galore testifies to the rich abundance of the natural world, and it sings our human meanings with glorious exactitude and exuberant imagination."--Edward Hirsch
Tina Kelley is a reporter for the New York Times, covering the night shift for the Metro section. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, she graduated from Yale University and has lived in Philadelphia, Boston, and Seattle. She has won the Bullis-Kizer and Theodore Roethke prizes from Poetry Northwest. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Pete Newman, and daughter, Kate.
ISBN: 0-9708667-8-X, 108 pages