Rachel Galvin

Rachel Galvin is the author of News of War: Civilian Poetry 1936-1945 (Oxford UP, 2018) and co-editor, with Bonnie Costello, of Auden at Work (2015). She has published a poetry collection titled Pulleys & Locomotion (2009), and translated Raymond Queneau’s Hitting the Streets (2013), which won the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation. Her collection of poemsElevated Threat Level (Green Lantern Books, 2018) was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and Alice James Books’ Kinereth Gensler Award. She is co-translator, with Harris Feinsod, of Decals: Complete Early Poetry of Oliverio Girondo (Open Letter Books, 2018). Galvin’s poems and translations appear in journals such as The Boston Review, Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, Gulf Coast, MAKE, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, PN Review, and Poetry, and her criticism appears inComparative Literature Studies, ELH, Jacket 2, MLN, and Modernism/modernity. She is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago.


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