Wednesday, May 07, 2008

UGA Press Author to Be Featured on The Writer's Almanac

Garrison Keillor's long-running public radio program, The Writer's Almanac, will feature poems from the newly published collection BOY on Thursday, May 8 and Saturday, May 10.

BOY, by Patrick Phillips, has been praised by Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey, who writes that, "in language at once taut and supple, spare and sinewy, Phillips gives us a collection full of longing and wisdom and a version of heaven in which all that we love and all our losses are returned to us, where 'It will be the past. And it will last forever.'"

BOY is one of the four inaugural volumes in the VQR Poetry Series. The series is published by the UGA Press in conjunction with the Virginia Quarterly Review. The series editor is Ted Genoways. Other inaugural volumes in the VQR Poetry Series are FIELD FOLLY SNOW by Cecily Parks, THE HISTORY OF ANONYMITY by Jennifer Chang, and HARDSCRABBLE by Kevin McFadden.

Each day, for more than a decade, The Writer's Almanac has been featuring Garrison Keillor reading a poem, profiling notable literary figures, and recounting highlights of the day in history.

Left: Photo of Patrick Phillips by Peter Dant.
Right: Cover of Boy.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Papers of Author John Lane Acquired by Major Literary Archive

The papers of writer, teacher, and environmentalist John Lane have been acquired by the James Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World. The collection is housed at Texas Tech University's Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. The collection also houses the papers of such writers as Donald Hall, Barry Lopez, and Rick Bass.

Four of Lane's books have been published by the UGA Press. His most recent book is CIRCLING HOME. The others are CHATTOOGA, WAIST DEEP IN BLACK WATER, and THE WOODS STRETCHED FOR MILES, which he coedited with Gerald Thurmond.

Left: Photo of John Lane by Mark Olencki
Right: Jacket of
Circling Home