Brand New Space Suitis John Gallaher’s third full-length collection of poetry. His poetry collection, The Little Book of Guesses (Four Way Books, 2007), was the recipient of the Levis Poetry Prize. He is also the co-author of two collections, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts with G.C. Waldrep and Ghost with Kristina Marie Darling.
Many of the poems in this collection focus on Gallaher’s autobiographical experience nursing aging parents. They often touch on his father’s series of heart attacks and his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s.
Gallaher’s collection references science fiction and fantasy touchstones such as The X-Files, Star Trek, and Marvel superheroes, which gives the collection a broader range of appeal.
Brand New Spacesuit will be published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, which features in several poems in the collection that reflect on NASA’s lunar exploration program.