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Galvin, Brendan (1938-2023)



  • Existence: 1938 - 2023

Biographical Note

Brendan Galvin was born in Everett, Massachusetts, in 1938. He earned a BS in Natural Sciences from Boston College in 1960, an MA in English from Northeastern University in 1964, and then an MFA in Creative Writing and PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1968 and 1970 respectively. From 1969 until 1997, Galvin taught as a professor of English at Central Connecticut State University. He was the founder and director of the Connecticut Writers' Conference from 1973 until 1982, and taught at other writers' conferences and workshops throughout his career. Galvin has published numerous books of poetry, and his poems have appeared in over 600 magazines, textbooks, and anthologies. His book Habitat: New and Selected Poems (2005) was a finalist for the National Book Award. Galvin died on August 17, 2023.

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Brendan Galvin papers


These papers comprise the correspondence, honors, manuscripts, and schoolwork of American writer Brendan Galvin. The majority of his manuscripts are drafts of his poems, but they also include essays, short stories, and unpublished novels. Additionally, the papers contain articles and interviews about Galvin and reviews of his works, as well as his collected research materials.

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Collection is open for research. Some financial materials are closed.

Dates: 1921, 1958-2010