John Gallaher

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John Jerome Gallaher
Born(1965-01-06)January 6, 1965

John Gallaher (born January 6, 1965) is an American poet and assistant professor of English at Northwest Missouri State University, and co-editor of The Laurel Review, supported by Northwest's English Department.[1][2] He is the author or co-author of five poetry collections, most recently, In a Landscape (BOA Editions, 2014).[3] His honors include the 2005 Levis Poetry Prize for his second book, The Little Book of Guesses (Four Way Books).[4] His poetry has been published in literary journals and magazines including Boston Review, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Field, The Literati Quarterly, jubilat, The Journal, Ploughshares, and in anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2008.[5]

Born in Portland, Oregon, Gallaher has lived in Missouri, Kansas, California, Alabama, Long Island, Texas, Arkansas, and Ohio. He received his MFA from Texas State University and his Ph.D from Ohio University, where he worked for a time as an assistant editor of The Ohio Review.[6] He currently resides in Maryville, Missouri, where he teaches creative writing and composition courses at Northwest Missouri State University.[7]

Published works[edit]

  • In a Landscape (BOA Editions, 2014)[8]
  • Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (With G.C. Waldrep)(BOA Editions, 2011)[9]
  • Map of the Folded World (University of Akron Press, 2009)[10]
  • The Little Book of Guesses (Four Way Books, 2007)[11]
  • Gentlemen in Turbans, Ladies in Cauls (Spuyten Duyvil, 2001)


  1. ^ The Laurel Review Archived 2007-10-24 at the Wayback Machine of Northwest English Department.
  2. ^ The Laurel Review > Staff Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Library of Congress Online Catalog > John Gallaher
  4. ^ Four Way Books > Author Page > John Gallaher
  5. ^ Ken Newton (2007-01-25). "Poet's work embodies world's contradictions: Thoughts start out in pocket-sized notebook, evolve into verse". St. Joseph News-Press.
  6. ^ John Gallaher Archived 2008-07-27 at the Wayback Machine at Spuyten Duyvil Books, 2001. Short bio.
  7. ^ Northwest Missouri State University, Meet the Faculty Archived 2007-10-18 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ BOA Editions In a Landscape Archived 2014-07-08 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ BOA Editions Your Father on the Train of Ghosts Archived 2013-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Library of Congress Online Catalog > John Gallaher
  11. ^ Library of Congress Online Catalog > John Gallaher

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