IN MEMORIAM: Congressman John Lewis on Education, Democracy, and the Obligation to Create a Beloved America

“Education is the cornerstone of democracy. Education gives us the skills and the know-how to build a better world. Informed and engaged citizens hold the power—through their vote and through their actions—to make our world work better for all. America is made better each time one of us sees something that is not right, not fair, not just, and has the courage to stand up, to speak up, and to find a way to get in the way.”

Introducing Georgia Open Stacks: An Open Online Teaching and Learning Library from the University of Georgia Press

The University of Georgia Press announces Georgia Open Stacks, an online open library of UGA Press books commonly used in college and university courses. Like instructors, students, and citizens everywhere, the UGA Press has moved to teleworking in the interest of public health. The content in Georgia Open Stacks supports online teaching and learning for…

The Coastal Marshlands Protection Act at 50

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act. To mark this important milestone we have put out a new edition of Reid Harris’s And the Coastlands Wait: How the Grassroots Battle to Save Georgia’s Marshlands Was Fought—and Won. Below is President Carter’s foreword outlining just why the law was so important. Additionally,…

Update on UGA Press Operations during Social Distancing

Dear Friends, Like the rest of the University of Georgia and most of the world, the University of Georgia Press is radically rethinking every aspect of our workflows and short- and long-term plans. While we remain committed to publishing books and supporting our authors, we are also acutely aware that our usual means of interaction…

Chioma Urama Wins 2019 Georgia Poetry Prize

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce Chioma Urama as winner of the 2019 Georgia Poetry Prize. In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press established the Georgia Poetry Prize in 2015 as a national competition that celebrates excellence in poetry. The winner…

Chekwube Danladi Wins 2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Congratulations to Chekwube Danladi on winning the 2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her book Semiotics. The University of Georgia Press will publish Semiotics in the fall of 2021. Established in 1999, Cave Canem is a first-book award dedicated to the discovery of exceptional manuscripts by poets of African descent. The participation of distinguished judges…

AUPresses Condemns Book Burning incident

Last week at Georgia Southern University, several students engaged in a book burning to protest University of Nebraska professor Jennine Capó Crucet, whose 2015 novel Make Your Home Among Strangers had been chosen by GSU as the official book for the First-Year Experience (FYE). The University of Georgia Press stands with the Association of University Presses in condemning this act.