Thursday, March 20, 2014

Short Takes

The Poetry Society of America has Cynthia Lowen's poem "Hibakusha" for its In Their Own Words series. (Lowen is the author of THE CLOUD THAT CONTAINED THE LIGHTNING.) Check out the poem with Lowen's remarks here.

Michele Gillespie was interviewed by CSPAN2's BookTV about her book, KATHARINE AND R. J. REYNOLDS. We will share the first air date as soon as they announce it.

The launch party for Kate Sweeney's AMERICAN AFTERLIFE took place last Friday night (3/14) at Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta. The place was packed, standing room only. If you have a Facebook account, you can view photos from the event here. Guests were asked to wear their funeral attire and bring shrines to the dead.

Book cover on the left.
Replica by Kaelin Broaddus on the right.
UGA Press staff Rebecca Norton,
Walter Biggins, and Kaelin Broaddus
at the launch, posing with Catrina,
Mexico's grand dame of death.

David Holmes discusses his book, THE FAITHS OF THE POSTWAR PRESIDENTS, on WBEZ 91.5's "The Afternoon Shift." Listen to it here:

Georgia Library Quarterly calls Larry B. Dendy's THROUGH THE ARCH "[m]uch more than a guide to campus landmarks. . . . Dendy has created a valuable resource that would appeal to current students, alumni, and anyone interested in UGA’s campus and its place in Georgia history."

WALKING IN THE LAND OF MANY GODS is "ambitious and delightful," according to a recent review in ISLE.

Congratulations, Frank X Walker! His book, TURN ME LOOSE, won the 2014 Honor Book Award for Poetry from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Congratulations to the 2014 James Beard Award nominees! For the James Beard Foundation Broadcast and New Media Awards, EAT DRINK DELTA author Susan Puckett has been nominated for Visual Storytelling for "Dinin' Down in the Delta," "Ferm Belief," and "Fire It Up" in The Local Palate. Francis Lam, editor of the forthcoming CORNBREAD NATION 7, has been nominated for the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for his piece "Better with Age" in Bon App├ętit. The full list of nominations can be found here. The winners will be announced on May 2.