Brendan Galvin is the author of several books of poetry, including Winter Oysters (1983); Hotel Malabar (1998), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize; Habitat (2005), a finalist for the National Book Award; Ocean Effects (2007); and Egg Island Almanac (2017), which won the Crab Orchard Series. His work has appeared in hundreds of journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Poetry, New Republic, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, and the Kenyon Review. His critical essays have appeared in the Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere. He earned a BS from Boston College, MA from Northeastern University, and MFA and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts and received an Aiken Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry, an O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, a Sotheby Prize, and a Levinson Prize. He has taught at Hollins University, the University of Alabama, and East Carolina University.