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Magazine Stand :: The Georgia Review – Fall 2022

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The Georgia Review’s Fall 2022 issue is now available, with new writing from Irena Klepfisz, Myronn Hardy, Dujie Tahat, Kevin Moffett, and many more, as well as translated work by Kim Soom, Sónia Hernández, and Wendy Guerra. The art pages feature a portfolio from the exhibition Returns: Cherokee Diaspora and Art with an essay by curator Ashley Holland. Readers can find several works available to read online. In this issue, Editor Gerald Maa annouced the inaugural Georgia Review Prose Prize, which will be judged by Jennine Capó Crucet. Submissions will be accepted from 1 November–15 January. “The best short story and essay will both be published. The overall winner, chosen between the two, will receive a $1,500 honorarium and an expenses-paid trip to read with Crucet at the 2023 Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival in Washington, D.C. The runner-up will receive a $600 prize.”

Magazine Stand :: The Georgia Review – Summer 2022

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The Georgia Review’s Summer 2022 issue is now available and opens with commentary from Editor Gerald Maa, who writes, “I see a literary journal as a means by which to make public, momentary space for collectives to continue, start, or transform work they have been or want to be doing. Mourning, and celebrating, a life just passed is collective work, when done at its best.” Maa’s comments come after discussing the untimely passing of April Freely whose work is honored in the feature, “Correspondent Life: April Freely (1982-2021) Poems and Annotations” and includes works by Jennifer S. Cheng and Spring Ulmer.

Included in this issue is new writing from Samuel R. Delany, Alejandro Varela, Pamela Mordecai, Marylyn Tan, Bennett Sims, and many more, as well as a new translation of a poem by Bertolt Brecht, a reconsideration of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and a portfolio of experimental photography by Daisuke Yokota. Maa also shares that the magazine’s online component, GR2, now features “Questions for Contributors” in which writers offer responses to five questions to “give readers a glimpse of what editorial exchange with our editors can look like.” Melanie P. Moore, Lio Rios, Nishanth Injam, and Aryn Kyle take the first plunge.

Magazine Stand :: The Georgia Review – Spring 2022

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Celebrating 75 years of continuous publishing, The Georgia Review 75.1 issue is titled “SoPoCo” for Southern Post-Colonial and focuses on diasporic writing from or about the U.S. South. Editor Gerald Maa writes in the introduction of this 300+ pages, “This is a big volume, but it’s a crowded world. And we wanted to err on the side of maximalism rather than on giving anyone short shrift, given the groundbreaking nature of this volume.” The authors and artists included in this issue demonstrate that “the vibrancy of current Southern culture is made possible by critical contributions of the immigrant communities therein and exploring the ways that diasporic communities in this region differ from their more recognized sibling communities in the coastal urban centers.”

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The Georgia Review – Winter 2021

The Georgia Review’s Winter 2021 issue with new writing from Morgan Talty, Victoria Chang, Cheryl Clarke, Ira Sukrungruang, Garrett Hongo, Edward Hirsch, and many more, as well a story by Maya Alexandrovna Kucherskaya translated from the Russian, two iconic speeches from the early years of the OutWrite literary conference, and the winner of this year’s Loraine Williams Poetry Prize.

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Georgia Review – Fall 2021

The Georgia Review’s Fall 2021 issue is here. This issue features new writing from Stephanie Burt, Kwame Dawes, G. C. Waldrep, Rosa Alcalá, Aryn Kyle, and many more. Additional highlights in the issue include an essay by Darby Jo translated from the Korean, a story by Laila Stien translated from the Norwegian, and a can’t-miss art portfolio by Derek Fordjour, accompanied by an introduction and interview with the artist from GR Managing Editor C. J. Bartunek. More info at The Georgia Review website.

The Georgia Review – Summer 2021

The Georgia Review’s Summer 2021 issue is now available for purchase. This issue features new writing from Eliot Weinberger, Laura Kasischke, jayy dodd, Shangyang Fang, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and many more, along with a translation of Kim Seehee’s fiction by Paige Aniyah Morris, an interview with Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Calvin Trillin on desegregation at the University of Georgia, and a special section on W. E. B. Du Bois’s influential 1900 data portraits on Black life in Georgia, which includes responses from both sociologist Janeria Easley and poets Vanessa Angélica Villarreal and Keith S. Wilson.

Georgia Review – Spring 2021

The Georgia Review’s Spring 2021 issue begins our seventy-fifth number, features new writing from T Cooper, Eloghosa Osunde, Kazim Ali, Heather Christle, Nikki Wallschlaeger, and many more. Spring 2021 features new translations of work by Alain Mabanckou, Hiromi Itō, and Toshiko Hirata and a special section with Julie Iromuanya and Virginia Jackson’s writings on Claudia Rankine’s Just Us: An American Conversation. This issue’s art portfolio presents Yaron Michael Hakim’s innovative anti-colonial artworks, as seen in two distinctive series, with an introduction from editor Gerald Maa.

2020 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize Winners

The Winter 2020 issue of The Georgia Review features the winner and three finalists of the 2020 Loraine Williams Prize.

Winner
“Transcript of My Mother’s Sleeptalk: Chincoteague” by Hannah Perrin King

Finalists
“far past the beginning and quite close to the end” by Bernard Ferguson
“Father’s Day: Looking West” by David Landon
“Surrounded by Peach Trees, President Clinton Speaks to My Fourth Grade Class” by Juan Luis Guzmán

The winning poem was selected by Ilya Kaminsky, and all three poems can also be found online.

The Georgia Review – Winter 2020

The latest issue of The Georgia Review is out with new work from Terrance Hayes, Arthur Sze, Jenny Boully, Samuel R. Delany, Maud Casey, and many other voices. The issue features the 2020 winner of the Review’s Loraine Williams Poetry Prize, selected by Ilya Kaminsky, as well as three finalists. It also showcases a selection of translated poems by Taiwanese author Sun Tzu-ping, and a long poem by the late Molly Brodak, annotated by her widower, Blake Butler. Moreover, there is an art portfolio of UGA Alumna Meghann Riepenhoff’s work, the artist interviewed by Georgia Review editor Douglas Carlson.

The Georgia Review – Fall 2020

The Georgia Review’s Fall 2020 issue is out with new work from Kaitlyn Greenidge, Wayne Koestenbaum, Sally Wen Mao, Charles Baxter, Marianne Boruch, Yona Harvey, and many other compelling voices, both emerging and long-established. Special features include a portfolio of artwork from the High Museum of Art’s exhibition Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books and a translation of Vinod Kumar Shukla’s masterful short story “College.”