Brendan Galvin

Brendan Galvin is the author of sixteen poetry collections, most recently Habitat: New and Selected Poems, 1965–2005 (2005), a finalist for the National Book Award; Ocean Effects (2007); and Whirl Is King (2008)—all from Louisiana State University Press. His translation of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis appeared in the Penn Greek Drama Series (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998).


Two Birds in the Evening

  When that oriole whistled from the orchard it seemed frankly to be asking, You got a problem with that? Its orange and black was brash as a high-school letter sweater. No problem, no problem, except I saw Saturday night under the old Rialto’s marquee again . . . at least until a ruby-throat running […]

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