James Galvin is both a rancher in Wyoming and on the permanent faculty at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of six books of poems, an acclaimed memoir The Meadow, and a novel.
"Galvin sets the transcendentalism of Thoreau to the music of the lonely, magnificent, and daunting expanses of the West, where scouring winds shred all pretense and frivolity, leaving only that which endures behind."-Booklist "James Galvin has a voice and a world, perhaps the two most difficult things to achieve in poetry."-The Nation "The West needs James Galvin: he gives it soul."--Big Sky Journal