WRITER: JENNY BURMAN
CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
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UI faculty poet James Galvin will read from his work April 7
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- James Galvin, one of America's premier voices in
poetry, will read from his work at 8 p.m. Monday, April 7, in Shambaugh
Auditorium of the University of Iowa Main Library. The reading, sponsored
by Prairie Lights Bookstore and the UI Writers' Workshop, is free and open
to the public.
A faculty member in the UI Writers' Workshop, Galvin will read from
his new book, "Resurrection Update: New and Collected Poems."
He is the author of books that include the prose masterpiece "The
Meadow" and the poetry collections "Lethal Frequencies,"
"Elements," "God's Mistress" and "Imaginary Timber."
His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Nation, the Georgia Review,
the Atlantic, Antaeus, the Paris Review, the Iowa Review, the Antioch Review,
New England Review and other periodicals.
Galvin's poems have been extensively anthologized as well, in collections
including "Poetry of the American West," "The Pushcart Prize
Anthology," the "Academy of American Poets Anthology" and
the Paris Review: Fortieth Anniversary Issue.
The Nation says of his work: "Galvin's style is characterized by
the strikingly direct statement, often at the beginning or toward the end
of a poem, the literary equivalent of the preemptive strike. He has a voice
and a world, perhaps the two most difficult things to achieve in poetry."
Galvin is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim
Foundation grant, the Ingram-Merrill grant, the Academy of American Poets
Prize, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation grant, Esquire magazine's
list of outstanding Americans under 40 (1984) and the Nation/Discovery