11 Books You Should Read For Creativity Month


Did you know that January is creativity month? The UGA Press publishes dozens of books a year which all require creativity to make, but some of our books are unique in the way they demonstrate—and get to the heart of—the creative impulse. So as January comes to an end, check out a few recent books from the Press that really exemplify creativity.

Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology edited by Melissa Tuckey: A gathering of poetry at the intersection of culture, social justice, and the environment (Coming in April)

Begin with a Failed Body poems by Natalie J. Graham and selected by Kwame Dawes: Poems that consider the body as a site for revelation

The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam by Paisley Rekdal and selected by Michael Steinberg: An exploration of the enduring ramifications of the Vietnam War

Where the New World Is: Literature about the U.S. South at Global Scales by Martyn Bone: How the humanities can help us understand globalization and immigration—the paramount realities in the twenty-first-century U.S. South

Hoop: A Basketball Life in Ninety-Five Essays by Brian Doyle: Essays celebrating the wit, creativity, and magic of the sport of basketball

Thaw poems by Chelsea Dingman and selected by Allison Joseph: A debut collection of gritty yet poignant poems

Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams by Dustin Parsons: A novel view of fathers and the gadgets that make up childhood (Coming in March)

Bad Kansas stories by Becky Mandelbaum: A collection of stories based on the lives of tenacious and original characters

Brooding: Arias, Choruses, Lullabies, Follies, Dirges, and a Duet by Michael Martone: An inventive collection of essays that speak from many platforms (Coming in March)

My American Night poems by Christopher P. Collins and selected by David Bottoms: Brutal yet reflective poems that come to grips with the horrors of war (Coming in February) 

The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails by Sara Camp Milam and Jerry Slater, photographs by Andrew Thomas Lee: A fun and fabulous SFA cocktail recipe book for the love of entertaining

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