New Annotations: St. EOM in the Land of Pasaquan

On this episode of Annotations, we are looking at a quite interesting subject: the art site Pasaquan and its creator Eddie Owens Martin (1908–86). Martin, known as St. EOM, built Pasaquan out of his home in Buena Vista, Ga, and it now stands as a six-building compound, with each building connected by concrete walls. The…

New Annotations: Southern Foodways Alliance Panel

    We are right smack dab in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, two holidays filled with family and, more importantly, food. So, sticking to that theme, we’re publishing a panel from early this past October featuring four authors who focus on southern foodways. The event was sponsored by the Southern Foodways Alliance, the UGA Press,…

Excerpt: Vinegar and Char

A couple weeks ago, we released a Q&A with the editor of Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance, Sandra Beasley.  You can read it here.  The poetry collection explores what it means to be southern, diversity, and, of course, food.  Here is the first poem of the collection: Times Like These: Marianna, Florida…

New Annotations: Author Q&A with Lindsay Bernal

On this episode of Annotations, Lindsay Bernal discusses her collection What It Doesn’t Have to Do With. Her collection explores—through sculpture, painting, pornography, and performance art—changing views on gender and sexuality. The elegiac meditations throughout this collection link the objectification of women in art and life to personal narratives of heartbreak, urban estrangement, and suicide. Haunted…

#TurnItUP: The New South and the Environment

Welcome to the fifth and final day of the University Press Week (#UPWeek) Blog Tour. Today’s theme is “Science,” and we’re looking at the history of—and tension between—conservation and industry in the South. A piece of southern history that is often overlooked is the story of the South’s conservation efforts after the Civil War. William…

#TurnItUP: An Intimate History

Today is day four of the University Press Week (#UPWeek) Blog Tour. Today’s theme is “History,” and we are spotlighting a new series at the UGA Press: Gender and Slavery. It’s been almost three years since our first announcement of the Gender and Slavery series, and early this October, we released Sexuality and Slavery, the inaugural…

UGA Press Announces a New Short-Fiction Anthology Collection

The University of Georgia Press announces a new collection of thematic short-fiction anthologies that draw on the rich backlist of its Flannery O’Connor Award series. The collection is titled Stories from the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In spring 2019, the Press will begin regular publication of anthologies with contents drawn from the many…

#TurnItUP Week Begins: Arts and Culture

The Association of University Presses is celebrating the 7th Annual University Press Week with a blog tour! This year’s theme is #TurnItUP. University presses provide a critical role in publishing voices outside the mainstream, and we are turning up the voices that would normally be overlooked by the publishing community. Each day this week is going…