Martin Galvin (February 21, 1937 – August 6, 2018) is the author of six books of poems: Away to Home… (Poets Choice Publishing, 2017); Sounding the Atlantic (Broadkill River Press, 2010); Circling Out (Finishing Line Press, 2007); the chapbook Appetites (Bogg Publications, 2000); Making Beds (Sedgewick House, 1989); and Wild Card (Washington Writers Pub House 1989), winner of the 1989 Columbia Prize for Poetry. His poetry, fiction and essays appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Best American Poetry 1997, Delaware Poetry Review, Orion, Poetry, and The New Republic. Galvin moved to the DC area in the 1970s. He taught at St. Joseph’s College, Walt Whitman High School, and the Writer’s Center.
Galvin was born in Mt. Airy, PA and served in the U.S. Navy. He earned a BA from Villanova University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Maryland. Galvin was married and the father of two daughters. He is interred in a columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery.