Cathy Galvin

Cathy Galvin’s work has appeared in many national and international journals including the Financial Times, Telegraph, Newsweek, Mslexia and Irish Times. As deputy editor of the Sunday Times Magazine, she co-founded the Sunday Times EFG short story award and later founded and is director of the Word Factory. Since 2014, her poetry has been published in the London Magazine, Morning Star, Visual Verse and a variety of anthologies. Author David Almond praised her first pamphlet of poetry, “Black and Blue is a gorgeous sacramental thing…”. Her second pamphlet of poetry, Rough Translation was published by The Melos Press in autumn 2016. She has been awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship and a writing residency at the Heinrich Boll cottage, Achill Island, Ireland.

    Praise for the latest publication includes: “Rough Translation brought me happily into a sense of actuality and presence through a landscape that is my soulscape”. John F. Deane. Founder of Poetry Ireland and The Poetry Ireland Review.
“Cathy Galvin writes about what matters, the ground is real, and so the poems ring true.” David Constantine. Poet. Author of In Another Country, adapted into the film, 45 Years.


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