Wendy Galgan
Wendy GalganChair, Associate Professor, English
MLS, Pratt Institute

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Alfond Hall 445 | wgalgan@sjcme.edu | 207-893-7930

Dr. Galgan’s areas of interest include women’s poetry, war literature, gender studies, and genre literature. She is a published poet and editor of Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters. She also reviews audiobooks for Library Journal.

Prior to coming to Saint Joseph’s, Dr. Galgan served as Chair and Associate Professor of English, Director of the Women’s Studies Program/Minor, and Director of the Women’s Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.

Her interests include photography.


Member, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (since 2019)
Member (Faculty), Sigma Tau Delta: International Honor Society (since 2015)
Member, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (since 2012)
Member, American Studies Association (2014)
Member, Long Island Philosophical Society (since 2009)
Member, Literature/Film Association (since 2009)
Member, National Council of Teachers of English (since 2008)
Member, AAUW (since 2008)
Member, National Women’s Studies Association (since 2006)
Member, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (since 2006)
Member, Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (since 2004)
Member, NeMLA (since 2003)
Member, MLA (since 2001)
Member, Beta Phi Mu, International Library Honor Society (since 2001)
Served as Treasurer of Theta Chapter, Pratt Institute, 2002-2003
Member, American Library Association (since 1998)


“‘Rejoice, we have triumphed’: Ostriker’s Poetics of Motion,” Essays on Alicia Ostriker: The Online Companion to Everywoman Her Own Theology: On the Poetry of Alicia Suskin Ostriker, edited by Martha Nell Smith and Julie R. Enszer, University of Michigan Press, 2018.

Review of Les Fauves by Barbara Crooker, Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry, edited by Mary Ann B. Miller, 2018.

“Nondum Cognita,” The Moon anthology, edited by Whitney Scott. TallGrass Writers Guild/Outrider Press, 2017.

“Penelope,” Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of New York Women Poets, edited by Terri Muuss and M.J. Tenerelli. Albuquerque: JB Stillwater Publishing Company, 2016.

“1968,” “Tiger Cages,” “Reading Elizabeth Bishop,” “To Endure Life,” “Slower Than Before” and “Prayer For My Sister,” Forge online journal, Spring 2014.

“‘Why doesn’t make any difference. It’s time you moved on faith.’: Detection, Redemption and Saving Grace,” Christianity and the Detective Story, edited by Walter Raubicheck and Anya Morland. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013.

“Burning Angels: March 25, 1911,” Villanelles, edited by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali, New York and London: Everyman’s Library, January 2012 (UK) and April 2012 (USA).

“You Are Trapped in That Bright Moment Where You Learned Your Doom” and “Nondum Cognita,” Currents VII, the journal of The Seacoast Writers Association, October 2011.

“Cabinet de Travail,” California Quarterly, 34.4, Winter 2009.

“Dale Evans: Girlie-Girl With a Six-Gun,” Westerns: Paperback Novels and Movies from Hollywood, edited by Paul Varner. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.