"Galvin's brightly observant and usually hilarious poems treat an extreme, two-dimensional world to equal parts celebration and castigation. Political figures behave like the cartoons they are. The disenfranchised hang onto their human ugliness instead of trading it in for beautiful, bloodless neoliberal vampirism. No matter how darkened the skyline by ugly, corporate tombs, we see the weird, beautiful trash fires of the people burning in Galvin’s lines." -Monica McClure
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The Best Party of Our Lives
This moving collection of true stories about gay weddings shows how LGBT couples have overcome cultural and personal obstacles to their unions, made wedding traditions their own, and what everyone can learn from them. Purchase it here.
“I cried tears of joy when reading this book. It’s important that these glorious stories be told, so three generations from now, everyone will remember what people went through in order to get married.”
—Edie Windsor, winner of Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, which declared DOMA unconstitutional, a landmark victory for gay marriage
The Three Einsteins
"Sarah Galvin’s Three Einsteins begins, “I want to spend my entire paycheck buying fancy drinks for ladies.” I want to spend my entire paycheck buying pens and paper and espresso shots for Sarah Galvin—so that she continues to write, and write, and write some more. I could read her brilliant and bracing poems—poems that move, like one of Galvin’s speakers, “in every direction at once”—for ten millennia. I plan to."