2016 National Poetry Series Winners Announced: UGA Press to Publish Winning Collection by Chelsea Dingman

The National Poetry Series has announced the results of the 2016 Open Competition. The University of Georgia Press will publish Chelsea Dingman’s winning collection, Thaw. The winning books are scheduled for publication in 2017. Dingman is completing her MFA and teaches in the University of South Florida Graduate Program. She is originally from British Columbia, Canada, and has…

Natalie Graham wins the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Congratulations to Natalie Graham on winning the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her collection Begin with a Failed Body. Graham is currently assistant professor of African American studies at California State University, Fullerton. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Florida under the direction of William Logan and PhD in…

Paisley Rekdal Wins the 2016 AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction

Congratulations to Paisley Rekdal for winning this year’s Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction with her work The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam. Rekdal is an essayist, photographer, and poet. She is the author of The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee, a book…

Barbara Hurd wins a Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to University of Georgia Press author Barbara Hurd, who was recently named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. Hurd’s books from the UGA Press are Walking the Wrack Line: On Tidal Shifts and What Remains, Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination, Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling through the Dark, and Listening to…