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Acclaimed author James Galvin to speak at NWC Sept. 28

Posted September 14, 2017
By NWC News Desk

James Galvin—author of seven books of poetry and often considered one of the great writers of the American West—presents a poetry reading, Thursday, Sept. 28, as a part of the Northwest College Writers Series.

In the Yellowstone Building conference center at 7 p.m., Galvin shares his work from his most recent book of poetry, “Everything We Always Knew Was True,” which was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2016.

The publisher notes that his poetry “portrays the solitude, spectacle and ruggedness of the rural American West in an unsentimentally vulnerable voice. Galvin’s poems document a communion with landscape, questioning humanity’s ability to cope with losses both universal and deeply personal. This book shares honest and ordinary truths earned by an attentive, compassionate, investigative mind.”

As an author of several books of poetry and novels, including the highly acclaimed prose meditation “The Meadow” and “Fencing the Sky,” Galvin has earned fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merril Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Currently, he is a member of the permanent faculty for the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Tie Siding, Wyoming.

Following Galvin’s poetry reading, join him for an evening book signing. Admission for this event is free, and books will be available for purchase.

For more information about this event, contact Michael Konsmo, assistant professor of English and chair of the humanities division at Northwest College, at or 307-754-6120.

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Acclaimed author James Galvin to speak at NWC Sept. 28