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…

Summer Sale Spotlight: Creative Writing from UGA Press

Catch up on your reading with the UGA Press Summer Sale and get 40% off all books during the month of June! Today we’re highlighting creative writing: short fiction, poetry, essays, and memoir. Take a look at some of our best creative writing titles below, and use code 08JUNE40 at checkout to get 40% off.…

Chelsea Dingman Awarded the Georgia Poetry Prize

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce Chelsea Dingman as winner of the 2018 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 excellence in…

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…

Call for Submissions: Georgia Poetry Prize

  Attention all poets: we are currently accepting manuscripts for 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 has established the Georgia Poetry Prize, a national competition that will celebrate excellence in poetry. Supported by the Bruce and…

National Poetry Series 2018 Winners!

We are pleased to announce that Christopher Kondrich has won one of five coveted positions as a National Poetry Series winner.  His book Valuing, chosen by Jericho Brown, will be published by the University of Georgia Press in 2019. Kondrich is the author of Contrapuntal (Free Verse Editions, 2013) and a winner of both the Iowa…

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…