UGA Press at AWP

The UGA Press is heading down to Tampa, FL, this week for the 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. The conference starts on March 8. Below is the AWP Author Signings Schedule:

ghost fishing

Melissa Tuckey

When: Thursday, March 8 from 2-3 p.m.

Where: Booth 432 at the 2018 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

Book: 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

“These poems record the perspectives of Asian men and black women, newly published poets and cornerstone voices of the twentieth century, working-class Americans and women who work on their knees clearing landmines ‘In Jordan’s Northernmost Province.’ In fact, the poets represented between these covers represent far more demographic classifications than I could possibly name. The house built in this anthology is one of many interconnecting rooms.”
—Camille T. Dungy, from the foreword

For more info, check out our Facebook event.

thaw

Chelsea Dingman

When: Thursday, March 8 from 2-3 p.m.

Where: Booth 432 at the 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Book: Thaw 
Poems by Chelsea Dingman 

Selected by Allison Joseph 

National Poetry Series 
A debut collection of gritty yet poignant poems

“Thaw announces the beginning of a poetic career readers of poetry will be following for the ages, because Dingman is a poet for the ages. The sheer beauty of her poems, with their tremendous lyric power, will make a believer out of you. Her work takes those difficult moments we experience in silence and in grief and gives them imagistic force so sharp and detailed that we, as readers, are tempted to look away. But we don’t, because this poet’s siren song is one we can’t help but listen to, despite the hard truths on display.”
—Allison Joseph, poet, editor, and author of My Father’s Kites: Poems

For more info, check out our Facebook event.

broken country

Paisley Rekdal

When: Thursday, March 8 from 3-4 p.m.

Where: Booth 432 at the 2018 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

Book: The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam
By 
Paisley Rekdal
Selected by Michael Steinberg
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction

An exploration of the enduring ramifications of the Vietnam War

“With subtlety and insight, with precision and passion, Paisley Rekdal explores the consequences of the Vietnam War for Vietnamese, Americans, and herself. The result is The Broken Country, a moving and often gripping meditation on the fallout of war, from violence and racism to melancholy and trauma.”
—Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

For more info, check out our Facebook event.

martone

Michael Martone

When: Friday, March 9 from 2-3 p.m.

Where: Booth 432 at the 2018 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

Book: Brooding: Arias, Choruses, Lullabies, Follies, Dirges, and a Duet
By 
Michael Martone
Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction

An inventive collection of essays that speak from many platforms

“Court jester, philosopher, provocateur, smarty pants: Michael Martone, is this allowed? You have a glorious and weird brain, and you don’t seem to care who knows it. Brooding on your Brooding makes me glorious and weird too, makes me glad that this world has all the books in the world, and just when we think we have what we need, you go and pull a stunt like this. Thank God.”
—Beth Ann Fennelly, author of Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

For more info, check out our Facebook event.

exploded view

Dustin Parsons

When: Friday, March 9 from 2-3 p.m.

Where: Booth 432 at the 2018 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

Book: Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams
By 
Dustin Parsons
Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction

A novel view of fathers and the gadgets that make up childhood

“Dustin Parsons’s debut collection of essays, Exploded View, is an intricate diagram of the lived experiences of a loving son and father. Part memoir, part map of home, part schematic exploration of work and family, this book is as innovative in form as it is heartfelt and smart. Parsons writes of landscapes I know—western Kansas and fatherhood—but does it with such heart and grace and skill that he makes the familiar unfamiliar and wondrous. As only the best architects of language can do, he gathers up the bones and fragments of a life and builds a body that is so much bigger and grander than any summation of its parts.”
—Steven Church, author of I’m Just Getting to the Disturbing Part: On Work, Fear and Fatherhood and nonfiction editor for The Normal School

For more info, check out our Facebook event. 

begin with a failed body

Natalie J. Graham

When: Friday, March 9 from 3-4 p.m.

Where: Booth 432 at the 2018 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

Book: Begin with a Failed Body 
Poems by Natalie J. Graham
Selected by Kwame Dawes
Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Poems that consider the body as a site for revelation

“Graham’s intellectual tentacles are long, and her imagination is generous. She is constantly searching for something to pull into the body, to feed the body. Her verse is terse, marked by technical compaction, and yet it is simultaneously grandly encompassing and voracious in its interests. In her we have a poet acutely sensitive to the ways of the body, its betrayals, its pleasures, and its unknowable selves. She is an exciting new voice.”
—Kwame Dawes, poet, professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and editor-in-chief of Prairie Schooner magazine

For more info, check out our Facebook event. 

my american night

Christopher Collins

When: Friday, March 9 from 3-4 p.m.

Where: Booth 432 at the 2018 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

Book: My American Night 
Poems by Christopher P. Collins
Selected by David Bottoms
Georgia Poetry Prize

Brutal yet reflective poems that come to grips with the horrors of war

“Seldom have I ever read such a brutally honest depiction of warfare. Chris Collins does not shy away from the painful complexities but lets the mysteries shine through. In a voice both original and completely honest, he reveals the deep paradoxes of the human spirit. This is a powerful collection of poems.”
—David Bottoms, author of We Almost Disappear

For more info, check out our Facebook event. 

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