Jeannine Hall Gailey

Jeannine Hall Gailey (Poetry) | Seattle, WA

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Jeannine Hall Gailey served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She is the author of five books of poetry: Becoming the Villainess, She Returns to the Floating World, Unexplained Fevers, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, and the winner of the Moon City Press book prize, Field Guide to the End of the World. Her work has appeared on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Her poems have been published in The American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, and Iowa Review. Her web site is


Field Guide to the End of the World (Moon City Press, 2016). Poetry.
The Robot Scientist’s Daughter (Mayapple Press, 2015). Poetry.
Unexplained Fevers (New Binary Press, 2013). Poetry.

She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Press, 2011). Poetry.
Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006). Poetry.
Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006). Poetry.


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In Field Guide to the End of the World, Jeannine Hall Gailey allies herself with the mutants of the world—from zombie stripper clones to teen girl vampires—but unlike them, she is haunted by the possibility of the world and the self coming to an end. Wry, heartsick and shot through with black humor (Martha Stewart’s “Guide to Apocalypse Living” dispenses advice on “storing munitions in attractive wicker boxes”), these poems about transformation and extinction mournfully remind us via post-apocalypse postcards, notes and instructions, “we were not here first, we will not be here last.”
–Matthea Harvey, author of Modern Life and If the Tabloids are True Who Are You

“The end of the world has never been so full of life. Field Guide to the End of the World continues to showcase Gailey’s masterful and inimitable talent for marrying the sublime world of imagination with the gritty flesh of reality. This collection is the latest opus of a poet at the height of her powers.”
–Jason Mott, New York Times Best-selling author of The Returned

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