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Spotlight on the Arts: A Night of Harry Crews

On Thursday, November 10, as part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival at the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press will present award-winning author Ted Geltner and filmmaker Tom Thurman for a special book and film night celebrating the wild life and literary works of the late, near mythical writer Harry Crews at…

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Short Takes: News and Reviews

Welcome to Short Takes. Below you’ll find all the news, interviews, events, and reviews that you might have missed or can look forward to in the coming months. NEW AUTHORS: Becky Mandelbaum’s Bad Kansas won the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. “What’s most impressive about this collection of stories, in which Kansas is as…

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How Good Copyediting Aids Everyone

Sometimes I find reading the online comments about a news story more interesting than the story itself. If the story is political, I can be fairly sure that some people will be irate, some rude, some passionate. It’s also likely, especially when a discussion gets heated, that a comment will focus on the writer’s or…

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2016 National Poetry Series Winners Announced: UGA Press to Publish Winning Collection by Chelsea Dingman

The National Poetry Series has announced the results of the 2016 Open Competition. The University of Georgia Press will publish Chelsea Dingman’s winning collection, Thaw. The winning books are scheduled for publication in 2017. Dingman is completing her MFA and teaches in the University of South Florida Graduate Program. She is originally from British Columbia, Canada, and has…

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Natalie Graham wins the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Congratulations to Natalie Graham on winning the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her collection Begin with a Failed Body. Graham is currently assistant professor of African American studies at California State University, Fullerton. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Florida under the direction of William Logan and PhD in…