National Poetry Month: Ghost Fishing Excerpt Three

In honor of Earth day this Sunday, we’ve decided to spotlight three poems from Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology edited by Melissa Tuckey. Ghost Fishing is a gathering of poetry at the intersection of culture, social justice, and the environment. cutting greens Lucille Clifton   curling them around i hold their bodies in obscene embrace thinking of…

National Poetry Month: Ghost Fishing Excerpt Two

In honor of Earth day this Sunday, we’ve decided to spotlight three poems from Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology edited by Melissa Tuckey. Ghost Fishing is a gathering of poetry at the intersection of culture, social justice, and the environment.   Another Day Sara Goudarzi  It is the birds I worry about when the streets become shadows…

National Poetry Month: Ghost Fishing Excerpt One

In honor of Earth day this Sunday, we’ve decided to spotlight three poems from Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology edited by Melissa Tuckey. Ghost Fishing is a gathering of poetry at the intersection of culture, social justice, and the environment.   How To Disappear The Stars Lauren Camp If you let them build a book of houses,…

National Poetry Month: My American Night

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, we’ve decided to post poems from our most recent anthologies. This week we are highlighting My American Night, poems by Christopher P. Collins and selected by David Bottoms. They are brutal yet reflective poems that come to grips with the horrors of war. My America Night is the…

National Poetry Month: Begin With A Failed Body

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, we’ve decided to post poems from our most recent anthologies. This week we are highlighting Begin with a Failed Body, poems by Natalie J. Graham and selected by Kwame Dawes. They are poems that consider the body as a site for revelation. Begin with a Failed Body is…

Georgia Poetry Prize Deadline Nov 30

The deadline to enter the Georgia Poetry Prize competition is fast approaching (November 30 at 5:00 pm)! The most recent winner of the GPP was My American Night by Chris P. Collins. Read an excerpt from his collection here. In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, the University…

Christopher Salerno Awarded the Inaugural Georgia Poetry Prize

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce that Christopher Salerno is the first winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize. In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press established the Georgia Poetry Prize in 2015 as a national competition that celebrates…