Thursday, August 28, 2008

Come See Us at the Decatur Book Festival

We'll be at the Decatur Book Festival most of the Labor Day Weekend. Here's a schedule of events by authors who have published books with the UGA Press. See you there!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Obama and King

In her August 18 Nation article, Adele Oltman situates Barack Obama in an American religious tradition closely associated with Martin Luther King--MLK, Sr., that is.

Oltman is the author of SACRED MISSION, WORLDLY AMBITION which reveals how business principles and religious faith informed and reinforced each other in Jim Crow-era, middle-class black communities.

Oltman will be talking more about Obama's faith in the coming days on Air America Radio and Al Jazeera English. Check back often for details.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hear Alex Vernon on the Diane Rehm Show

Alex Vernon, author of ON TARZAN, will be on the Diane Rehm Show this Wednesday, August 20, at 11:00 a.m. EST. Vernon, whose interests in American culture range widely, will be discussing Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms.

Photo of Alex Vernon by Jason Jones Photography, Inc.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Poet Launches New Literary-Cultural Review

Kyle Dargan recently launched an online arts and culture review called Post No Ills. Early features include an interview with E. Ethelbert Miller done by Keith Leonard; a review of Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America; and an interview with Abdel Shakur about a special funk issue of the Indiana Review he edited. Dargan teaches creative writing at American University and is the author of two poetry collections, BOUQUET OF HUNGERS and THE LISTENING, which was the 2003 winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

Left: Homepage of Post No Ills
Right: Kyle Dargan by Marlene Hawthrone Thomas