Thursday, September 27, 2012

Short Takes

Garden & Gun magazine interviews the new U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey in their October/November issue. When asked about BEYOND KATRINA, Trethewey says that poetry should confront you.

Starred review in Booklist of Hugh Sheehy's "fresh yet deeply knowing collection," THE INVISIBLES. "A writer of evocative subtlety and uncanny power. . . Sheehy reveals what's hidden in plain sight to clarion effect."

Congratulations to our designers for winning 9 of the 12 awards from the Southeastern Library Association's Southern Books Competition! The complete list of winners is available here.

UGA Press authors John Inscoe and Drew Swanson weigh-in on the proposed closure of the Georgia State Archives. The state secretary recently announced that the archives would be closed to the public except by appointment-only, and the staff would be reduced from ten employees to three.

Some of James Holland's photographs are on display in the new Altamaha exhibit from the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design. The opening of the exhibit also coincides with the opening of the new Circle Gallery. The Athens Banner-Herald reports on the September 20 event. ALTAMAHA co-author and UGA professor Dorinda Dallmeyer is quoted.

THE FAITHS OF THE POSTWAR PRESIDENTS author David L. Holmes on religion and its role in the current presidential campaigns: "Religion has not played a role in it that church historians at one time thought it would." (Observer and Eccentric)

Review of Vincent Carretta's PHILLIS WHEATLEY in the latest issue of the Journal of American History. "[Carretta's] discoveries provide not only new information but also newly broadened avenues for exploring Wheatley's unique development as a writer"