The latest issue of The Georgia Review, Winter 2019, is now available for purchase. Featuring 250 pages of original poetry, fiction, essays, and book reviews, some of the issue’s highlights include a tribute to the late Toni Morrison, an innovative poetry project presenting the words of Hong Kong protesters, a new story by novelist Tiphanie Yanique, an essay by conservationist Susan Cerulean, and an art folio of work by Atlanta-based artist Michi Meko. The Winter issue is the first curated by new editor-in-chief Gerald Maa, who took leadership of the Review after the July retirement of longtime editor Stephen Corey.
The Winter issue also presents previously unpublished work by the esteemed poet Stanley Plumly, who passed away in 2019 of multiple myeloma. In an introduction to Plumly’s poems, Michael Collier writes that “Night Pastorals,” which is the last work that Plumly wrote, “is destined to be known as the most moving, lucid, and haunting experience of what it’s like to cross over to the other side and back.” These works will be included in a forthcoming book from W. W. Norton of Plumly’s final poems, Middle Distance.
The issue also includes a folio titled “‘Our Plainsong’: Voices from the Asian American Literature Festival,” which collects work by poets Kazim Ali, Rajiv Mohabir, and Cynthia Arrieu-King, as well as novelist Monique Truong. In August 2019, The Georgia Review participated as an official partner in the 2019 Asian American Literature Festival, which was organized by the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Poetry Foundation. On January 30, Kazim Ali will be the featured guest at The Georgia Review’s Winter issue release celebration, a collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens and the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts’ working group on Religion and the Common Good. The event will focus on the theme of “Queer Faith.”
The full table of contents and selected pieces from the issue are published on The Georgia Review’s website.
The Georgia Review is currently offering a gift subscription rate of $30 (a 25% discount), available until January 31. The offer is valid for all renewals and new orders. Gift recipients will receive four issues: Winter of 2019, followed by Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020. The first issue will be mailed in late December. Student subscriptions are available year-round for $25 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscriptions may be purchased at thegeorgiareview.com or by calling 1-800-542-3481.
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