Rachel Galvin

Rachel Galvin holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, where she currently teaches. Her work explores dilemmas of mediation and representation in poetry and journalism that addresses violence, with a particular focus on texts of the Spanish Civil War and World War II. Her poems and translations appear in journals including The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Drunken Boat, and Gulf Coast. Her first book of poems, Pulleys & Locomotion, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2009.  Rachel recently completed a translation of Raymond Queneau’s Courir les rues, called Hitting the Streets, and a new manuscript of poetry titled Lost Property Unit. http://rachel-galvin.com