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…

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…