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Brendan Galvin

Brendan Galvin is the author of thirteen collections of poems, including Place Keepers (2003) and The Strength of a Named Thing (1999), both from LSU, and the narrative poem Hotel Malabar, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize (Iowa, 1998). His translation of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis appeared in the Penn Greek Drama Series in 1998.


The Labrador Summer

Spring 2006 | Poetry

  1833 Above latitude fifty, seasick, as far north as he’d ever go, Audubon understood why they called it the land God gave to Cain. Unable to sleep or stand, he rocked in his bunk aboard the schooner Ripley, as in the higher branches o [...]


Summer 2005 | Poetry

A few men in Milton, West Virginia, have it. They go to work in cut-off jeans, tee shirts and sneakers, casual as going to the park for a softball game. Each begins his day by dipping a hollow steel rod into molten glass the color of egg yolk, and [...]

Canoeing with Master Williams

Summer 2005 | Poetry

Our ancient and approved friend, Roger Williams. —John Thornton The root of a nearby apple tree was growing in his grave after two centuries, some claim, its form a human skeleton’s, as though he were the saint of orchardists or founder of som [...]