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Sounding the Atlantic by Martin Galvin

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Sounding the Atlantic

a collection of poetry by  Martin Galvin

      Martin Galvin’s bio reads like a who’s who of literary accomplishments. He has published his poetry in prestigious little magazines with small circulation and in mass-market magazines with very large circulation numbers. His first book, Wild Card, was selected by then-US Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov to receive the Washington Prize in 1989. He won First Prize for a Narrative Poem from Poet Lore in 1992, First Prize from Potomac Review in 1999, and First Prize from Sow’s Ear Poetry Journal in 2007, and was also in that year awarded a writer’s residency at Yaddo. He recently finished a five-year stint as the Book Review Editor at Poet Lore.

 

Rod Jellema, Director Emeritus of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Maryland, writes that, “Martin Galvin reminds us that poems say things the way most people would say them if only they could. In conversation with the reader, each of these poems has its own voice, a voice that is usually quirky, folksy, and yet somehow surprising and hooked and lyrical. The good talk is often tinged with echoes of Galvin’s boyhood among the Irish of his Philadelphia neighborhood.”

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