For more than 30 years, James Galvin has been crafting prose and poems that convey a profound sense of place, capturing both the harshness and beauty of the rural American West. Galvin vividly reveals a western landscape and a homeland that is often devastating and, seemingly, on the verge of blowing away. Galvin’s vision and voice are ennobled by a profound sense of obligation to the hard-bitten survivors of this eroding landscape.
James Galvin is the author of the critically acclaimed prose book “The Meadow,” the novel “Fencing the Sky” and has published six collections of poetry, most recently “As Is.” He is a member of the permanent faculty of the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop and his honors include a “Discovery”/The Nation award, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tonight, Monday, August 11. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy Tickets Online