Rachel Galvin is the author of the poetry collections Lost Property Unit (2017), a finalist for the National Poetry Series and Alice James Books’ Kinereth Gensler Award, and Pulleys & Locomotion (2009). Her translations include Raymond Queneau's Hitting the Streets (2013), winner of the the 2014 Scott Moncrieff Prize, and Argentinian poet Oliverio Girondo's Decals: Complete Early Poetry, with Harris Feinsod. Her poems and translations appear in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, MAKE, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, and Poetry, and her essays appear in Boston Review, Comparative Literature Studies, ELH, Jacket 2, Los Angeles Review of Books, MLN, and Modernism/modernity.
Galvin is also the author of a book of literary criticism, News of War: Civilian Poetry, 1936-1945 (2017), and the co-editor, with Bonnie Costello, of Auden at Work (2015). She is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.