Category Archives: Publications

Photo set: Canada, Việt Nam

Between 4:30 and 6:30 a.m., the streets of Huế abound with people walking, jogging and excercising. When in Việt Nam, I’m often outside by 5 for a walk with my mother-in-law. . . When I took this photo of a group … Continue reading

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Runner-up in Briarpatch Magazine’s Writing in the Margins Contest!

I’m pleased to announce that my personal essay Bombshell has been chosen as runner-up for the 2015 creative nonfiction prize in Briarpatch’s fifth annual writing contest. Thank you to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, who judged the creative nonfiction entries. Bombshell faced … Continue reading

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A selection of News from a Literary Life

I’m pleased to announce the publication of Sống Chung với Mệ in the 2015 issue of Đặc San Văn Lang Boston. This piece is my translation to Vietnamese of my essay Life with Mệ, which appeared in the 2012 Writers … Continue reading

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Slow Writing by Chris Galvin

Originally posted on QWF Writes:
Like bread dough, my writing seems to require time to rise in a warm, draft-free place. The long proofing period is necessary; turn up the heat to hurry the rising, or don’t leave it long…

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New Monster Story in A New Anthology of Monsters

It’s here! European Monsters  is now published and available as a paperback coffee table book. This is the first of a planned series of Fox Spirit Books of Monsters. When I received an invitation to contribute a monster story for a this … Continue reading

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cirrus clouds and contrails

Poetry Month is drawing to a close, and I’ve only managed to write ten or twelve poems rather than one every day. On the other hand, I did have one published. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Poetry Month. I’m … Continue reading

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Foreign and Far Away: now available as an ebook

Just a quick post to announce that Writers Abroad‘s fourth anthology, Foreign and Far Away, is now available as an ebook from Amazon. Every year, Writers Abroad publishes an anthology and donates all proceeds to a charity. My contribution, Floating … Continue reading

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Tiny, True Stories in 130 Characters (and the latest issue of Creative Nonfiction)

“Can you tell a true story in a single tweet?” This is the challenge posed by Creative Nonfiction magazine. Entrants post their microessays on Twitter and tag them with #cnftweet. @cnfonline favourites the daily winners, creating a longlist from which … Continue reading

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Arabesque

I’m pleased to announce the publication of Arabesque,  a weird flash fiction piece, in Fox Spirit Books’ latest anthology, Guardians. Here’s a little teaser from the opening lines:   .     Hey man, you in there Marty? Open up.      Oh, it’s you. C’mon … Continue reading

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“No space between us” now published at Blue Fifth Review

The January 2014 issue of Blue Fifth Review is now live, and includes my poem “No space between us” among this month’s five offerings. It’s a gorgeous issue, with luscious artwork by Lilla Dent, who so kindly gave me permission to feature the … Continue reading

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