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Northwest Missouri State University

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

March 11, 2011

Gallaher’s fourth book of poetry to be published in May

John Gallaher

John Gallaher

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Dr. John Gallaher, associate professor of English at Northwest Missouri State University, is the co-author of "Your Father on the Train of Ghosts" an extensive collaboration of American poetry.

Over the course of a year, Gallaher and acclaimed poet G.C. Waldrep exchanged poems, sometimes up to five or six a day. As the collaboration deepened, a third "voice" emerged that neither poet can claim as solely their own.

The book, to be published in May by BOA Editions Ltd., is available at local bookstores or online at

Gallaher has authored several books of poetry, including "Gentlemen in Turbans," "Ladies in Cauls" (Spuyten Duyvil, 2001), "The Little Book of Guesses" (Four Way Books Levis Poetry Prize, 2007), and "Map of the Folded World" (University of Akron Press, forthcoming). His recent poems also appear in "Field, Colorado Review, New American Writing," and "The Best American Poetry 2008." He co-edits "The Laurel Review" at Northwest.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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