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…

Quotations and the Copyeditor

One of the perils of making a book, particularly on the production end, is ensuring the book’s accuracy. A book that has a defect no one noticed until it is out selling at the local bookstore is a nightmare for everyone, but the main gatekeepers in this regard are often the folks in production. And…

BOOK LAUNCH: Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia

Were you there? Twenty years ago Widespread Panic held what became the largest record release party ever for their album Light Fuse, Get Away. Just in time for the anniversary this April, we’re releasing Gordon Lamb’s new book on this epic event, Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia. Join us for the book…

Book Spotlight: Women’s History Month

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we’re spotlighting Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times Volume 1, edited by Ann Short Chirhart and Betty Wood. Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times is a book of essays that follows the lives of important women in Georgia History from Georgia’s founding in 1733 up until World War I.…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor is known as being one of the great southern writers to come out of the twentieth century. Here at the Press, we honor her memory and amazing short-story-telling ability every year with the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In honor of women’s history month, we decided to highlight five facts about Flannery…

RIP Zell Miller

  Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller passed away last Friday at the age of 86. Miller was elected Georgia’s seventy-ninth governor in 1990 and served as lieutenant governor before that for sixteen years—the longest anyone has held that post in Georgia. It’s probably fair to say that no other occupant of the governor’s mansion had as much appreciation…

New Installment of Annotations

On today’s installment of Annotations, Dr. Barbara McCaskill’s English 4810 class discusses the 2013 winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Thieves I’ve Known, and interviews author Tom Kealey. In these wondrously strange and revealing stories, Kealey chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the young and marginalized as they discover many ways of growing…

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: Melissa Tuckey When: Thursday, March 8 from 2-3 p.m. Where: Booth 432 at the 2018 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair Book:…