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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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’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.
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.
The Winter 2020 issue of The Georgia Review features the winner and three finalists of the 2020 Loraine Williams Prize.
“Transcript of My Mother’s Sleeptalk: Chincoteague” by Hannah Perrin King
“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 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’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.”
In the Summer 2020 issue of The Georgia Review, Bishakh Som finds a creative way to process feelings of longing and isolation in “Shelter in Place.” This graphic poem spans days in May, the images taking readers into a futuristic, sci-fi setting. Calendar dates guide the piece along, moving us from one day to the next as the speaker writes of what and who she misses in this strange state of life. At the end of the piece, we’re met with that now familiar feeling of time becoming unreal and immeasurable as the calendar page reads “May 32.”
While we all process our feelings about sheltering in place, living in a time of a global pandemic, and missing the physical connection with people we were once allotted, I appreciated this different and creative take. The change in setting and the beautiful language make “Shelter in Place” a stand-out among other pieces of writing that are responding to current life in COVID-19.
The Georgia Review‘s latest issue features new writing from Garrett Hongo, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Laura van den Berg, A. E. Stallings, and many other exciting voices! Original translations of poetic works by Hisham Bustani and Shuzo Takiguchi. Illustrated features on the theme “Shelter in Place,” by Lindsey Bailey, Kaytea Petro, and Bishakh Som. Cover art and portfolio by Doron Langberg. This issue is not to be missed—read selected online features today!
The Spring 2020 issue of The Georgia Review was released around the time U.S. citizens were receiving census information in the mail, and the work inside the issue relates back to this: the census and citizenship. Jenni(f)fer Tamayo’s “The Citizenship Question” is a stand-out among these.
The piece reimagines the Application for Naturalization, or the U.S. Citizenship Application. This piece spans three pages, and Tamayo rewrites the questions and options given. The first two pages are straight forward enough, with the third falling into a more chaotic format with text written upside down, overlapping other text, or fading away into blank space.
I always enjoy this type of writing that mixes the cold format of a form (Marissa Spear does something similar with her medical reports in “How Many Ways Can One Spell Hysteria?” found in Moonchild Magazine) and reworks it with heart, feeling, and poetry. It can be a bizarre feeling to see personal information about yourself reduced to a few lines and checkboxes in someone’s files, and Tamayo takes that information back, reclaims it as hers, and connects it back to her life and identity in an inventive and enjoyable read.
The Georgia Review‘s Spring 2020 issue presents authors’ and artists’ explorations of what it means to attempt representation of the diverse communities that comprise the United States. Special features include “Un-Redacted: A Census of Native Land,” a collection of writings by Native authors on the legacy of settler colonialism in the U.S.; a section on the internment of people of Japanese descent in North America during WWII; and dispatches from an innovative research project on prison labor in the post–Civil War “New South.” Art by Eddie Arroyo.
The Georgia Review‘s Spring 2020 issue will focus on the 2020 U.S. Census. They currently have this special issue available for pre-order for $15.
Featured in this issue you will find work by Coleman Barks, Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart, Lawrence-Minh Davis, W. Ralph Eubanks, LeAnne Howe, Gary Paul Nabhan, Jenni(f)fer Tamayo, Joshua Weiner, Karen Tei Yamashita, and many more.
And if you decided to go to AWP 2020 in San Antonio, they are there at Booth 862. Drop by, say hi, and pick up some swag.