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,…

Rosa Lane Wins 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce Rosa Lane as winner of the 2017 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…

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…

EXCERPT: My American Night

In honor of Veteran’s Day we are posting an excerpt from the forthcoming collection My American Night by Christopher P. Collins, winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize. Collins is himself a former military officer and a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, having completed three overseas combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. His collection of lyric poems…

Christopher Collins Awarded the Georgia Poetry Prize

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce that Christopher Collins is the winner of the 2017 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…

Judith Ortiz Cofer: A Celebration of Life

Please join the University of Georgia community as we honor the life of Judith Ortiz Cofer, extraordinary writer, poet, teacher, colleague, and friend. Friday, January 27 3:00 p.m. The Chapel, University of Georgia Athens A reception will follow at the Demosthenian Hall. For more information, contact Lisa Bayer, University of Georgia Press, 217-369-3166 or lbayer…

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…