National Poetry Month: Ghost Fishing Excerpt Two

In honor of Earth day this Sunday, we’ve decided to spotlight three poems from Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology edited by Melissa Tuckey. Ghost Fishing is a gathering of poetry at the intersection of culture, social justice, and the environment.   Another Day Sara Goudarzi  It is the birds I worry about when the streets become shadows…

National Poetry Month: Ghost Fishing Excerpt One

In honor of Earth day this Sunday, we’ve decided to spotlight three poems from Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology edited by Melissa Tuckey. Ghost Fishing is a gathering of poetry at the intersection of culture, social justice, and the environment.   How To Disappear The Stars Lauren Camp If you let them build a book of houses,…

Q&A With Barbara McCaskill About Ellen and William Craft

Barbara McCaskill is a professor of English and codirector of the Civil Rights Digital Library at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory and provided the introduction for the UGA Press’s edition of Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft…

National Poetry Month: My American Night

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, we’ve decided to post poems from our most recent anthologies. This week we are highlighting My American Night, poems by Christopher P. Collins and selected by David Bottoms. They are brutal yet reflective poems that come to grips with the horrors of war. My America Night is the…

National Poetry Month: Begin With A Failed Body

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, we’ve decided to post poems from our most recent anthologies. This week we are highlighting Begin with a Failed Body, poems by Natalie J. Graham and selected by Kwame Dawes. They are poems that consider the body as a site for revelation. Begin with a Failed Body is…

Quotations and the Copyeditor

One of the perils of making a book, particularly on the production end, is ensuring the book’s accuracy. A book that has a defect no one noticed until it is out selling at the local bookstore is a nightmare for everyone, but the main gatekeepers in this regard are often the folks in production. And…

BOOK LAUNCH: Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia

Were you there? Twenty years ago Widespread Panic held what became the largest record release party ever for their album Light Fuse, Get Away. Just in time for the anniversary this April, we’re releasing Gordon Lamb’s new book on this epic event, Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia. Join us for the book…

Book Spotlight: Women’s History Month

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we’re spotlighting Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times Volume 1, edited by Ann Short Chirhart and Betty Wood. Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times is a book of essays that follows the lives of important women in Georgia History from Georgia’s founding in 1733 up until World War I.…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor is known as being one of the great southern writers to come out of the twentieth century. Here at the Press, we honor her memory and amazing short-story-telling ability every year with the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In honor of women’s history month, we decided to highlight five facts about Flannery…