The Saint Vincent College English
department will host Rachel Galvin as the second speaker in its Visiting Writers Series for the spring semester at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the Luparello Lecture Hall in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.
Galvin is a poet, translator and scholar. Her books of poetry include “Elevated Threat Level” (Green Lantern Press), which was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Alice James Brooks Kinereth Gensler Award, and “Pulleys & Locomotion” (Black Lawrence Press). She is also the author of a work of criticism, “News of War: Civilian Poetry 1936–1945,” published by Oxford University Press in 2017.
Galvin is the translator of Raymond Queneau’s “Hitting the Streets” (Carcanet Press), which won the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation, and co-author with Harris Feinsgod of “Decals: Complete Early Poetry of Oliveria Giondro” (Open Letter Press).
Her poems and translations have appeared in journals including The Boston Review, Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, Fence, Gulf Coast, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, PN Review and Poetry.
Galvin is assistant professor at the University of Chicago and co-founder of Outranspo, an international translation collective (www.outranspo.com.)
The Visiting Writers Series brings writers and literary translators from across the country to read and discuss their work at Saint Vincent College. More information is available at www.stvincent.edu/visitingwriters.
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