James Galvin

Professor Emeritus

James Galvin has published eight books of poems, most recently Everything We Always Knew Was True (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). His new and collected poems, Resurrection Update (Copper Canyon Press, 1997), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and the Poet's Prize. His poetry collection, God's Mistress, was a National Poetry Series winner.

James Galvin is also the author of the critically-acclaimed book of prose, The Meadow (Henry Holt, 1992), and the novel, Fencing the Sky (Henry Holt, 1999). His honors include a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation Award, a Lannan Literary Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Research areas
  • Poetry
Portrait of James Galvin