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…

#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…

New Annotations: Exploded View and Dustin Parsons

In addition to our spotlight on Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction, we are also posting Dustin Parsons’s Decatur Book Festival discussion panel. Parsons’s Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams is a novel view of fathers and the gadgets that make up childhood. In the book “graphic” essays play with the conventions of telling a life story and…

Celebrating Creative Nonfiction!

Nonfiction isn’t always dry, dusty textbooks that feel like they take ten years to read. At the University of Georgia Press, our series Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction publishes works that are as accessible as they are informative. They take the form of personal and lyric essays, memoirs, cultural meditations, and literary journalism.  Fire…