Cynthia Gallaher's Published Books, Live Readings & Videos

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New food poetry collection! Epicurean Ecstasy 
by Cynthia Gallaher 

Food and poetry join forces in Epicurean Ecstasy: More Poems About Food, Drink, Herbs and Spices (The Poetry Box, Portland, December 2018) is now available.

Epicurean Ecstasy celebrates not only historical and modern pleasures of the kitchen and the table, but also the seasonal evolutions that take place in the cultivated fields and wild terrains, and of those who harvest these foods and bring nourishment to our homes.

"Cynthia Gallaher weaves threads of science with  seeds of the sacred. The result -- a walk along a path that informs with delight. Certainly the best herbal poetry since Shakespeare." ~ Steven Foster, senior author of National Geographic's A Desk Reference of Nature's Medicine

Watch this 30-second book trailer video for Epicurean Ecstasy.

Also check out my latest poetry chapbook, about liquids... 
Drenched by Cynthia Gallaher 

Drenched poetry chapbook about liquids is available online only at the Main Street Rag Publishing Company site with more info on my blog post. You can also pick up one in person at Quimby's, Women & Children First Bookstore , Volumes Bookcafe, City Lit Books
The Book Cellar, Roscoe Books or City Newsstand in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston.

Drenched explores the world of liquids through poetry. In addition to poems about water, tea, coffee, beer and champagne, the poems also dive into waterfalls, floods, sewers, pools and more. Read a few poems in "Samples" and blurbs in "Comments."

Watch this 30-second book trailer video for Drenched. 

"Poetry Today" cable show: A conversation about Frugal Poets' Guide to Life, plus I read a few poems. The show appears now on YouTube.

Frugal Poets' Guide to Life: How to Live a Poetic Life, Even If You Aren't a Poet, received a City of Chicago Individual Artists Program Grant from the Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for a 10-city book tour in the Midwest, and won a 2017 National Indie Excellence Award. 

Poetry Spoken Here podcast with talk & poetry on the solar eclipse, abstract painting, champagne and my nonfiction memoir and reference Frugal Poets' Guide to Life

View a 30-second video trailer for Frugal Poets' Guide to Life

View a 15-minute reading of poetry from Omnivore Odes and Earth Elegance, plus nonfiction from Frugal Poets' Guide to Life performed at the Marble House Project in Dorset, Vermont.

Cynthia Gallaher's other poetry books and chapbooks: Omnivore Odes: Poems About Food, Herbs & Spices; Swimmer's Prayer (poems about Chicago); Earth Elegance (poems about animals); Night Ribbons; Private, On Purpose and Pretend It's All a Movie

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Stop by the virtual museum of Illinois artist & Algonguin Round Table member who hosted nightly salons in her New York studio