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Tue, 08/24/2021 - 3:44pm
The Norton anthology of Native Nations poetry, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through, coedited by Eidson Chair in American Literature LeAnne Howe and US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, has won a prestigious PEN Oakland Award.   PEN Oakland Josephine Miles awards, named for the late poet and Professor at The University of California at Berkeley, were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the…
Fri, 05/28/2021 - 2:41pm
English Department Professor Aruni Kashyap and English Ph.D. student Sayantika Mandal are among the first recipients of the brand new Arts Lab Fellowship.  A total of two faculty fellowships and two graduate student fellowships were awarded this round. The Arts Lab Fellowship program is a multi-year initiative designed to enhance research, practice, and community engagement in the arts. "I am very grateful to the Wilson Centre for granting me…
Thu, 05/06/2021 - 8:58am
Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe spoke with poet, translator, and critic André Naffis-Sahely on the Poetry Magazine Podcast.  They discussed When The Light of The World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, which Naffis-Sahely reviewed in the April 2021 issue of Poetry. Listen to the podcast here.
Fri, 04/30/2021 - 1:12pm
Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe was featured on the Planet Poetry Podcast. Planet Poetry is hosted by Peter Kenny and Robin Houghton, who interview poets, editors, and influencers about everything from thorny issues to exceptional poetry.  Listen to Professor Howe's episode here. Professor Howe discussed the extraordinary Norton anthology of Native Nations poetry she edited with Joy Harjo and Jennifer Elise…
Fri, 04/30/2021 - 12:47pm
Hamilton Holmes Professor Reginald McKnight has been awarded the 2021 Pikes Peak Community College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to individuals who show significant long-term leadership to improving the climate of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on campus. Pikes Peak Community College is located in Colorado Spring, Colorado. Professor McKnight received an AA degree from Pikes Peak in 1978. …
Mon, 03/15/2021 - 3:30pm
Dr. Andrew Zawacki has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Research Professorship.  According to the University of Georgia Research Awards website: "The title of Distinguished Research Professor is awarded to faculty who are internationally recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline." Some recent news on Dr. Zawacki: Poetry and Photography by Andrew…
Fri, 02/12/2021 - 2:01pm
University of Georgia Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe will be honored during an event at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs virtual conference on Friday, March 5th from 1:20 - 2:20 p.m. (EST). See here to register for the conference. According to the event write up: "Singing Still: A Tribute to LeAnne Howe.  As an award winning poet, playwright, novelist, scholar, and instructor, LeAnne Howe has…
Mon, 01/25/2021 - 2:59pm
Eidson Chair in American Literature LeAnne Howe will take part in the University of California, Riverside's Writers Week. In it's 44th year, this is California’s longest-running free literary event, on Feb. 13 and Feb. 16-19, 2021. The event will honor three U.S. Poet Laureates and present 32 writers over 17 sessions, the most writers featured since the event’s inception.  All events are free and open to the public but attendees must register…
Fri, 01/22/2021 - 1:35pm
Stillpoint Literary Magazine is now accepting submissions for publication in our 52nd annual print edition! We accept prose, poetry, music, and visual art submissions from undergraduate students, graduate students, and all members of the community. The deadline for all submissions, visual and written, is February 28th. Submissions are accepted through this form. All submission reviews are blind. Any questions can be sent to uga.stillpoint@gmail.…
Mon, 12/07/2020 - 10:08am
The Association of Writers and Writing Program (AWP) interviewed Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature LeAnne Howe about her teaching and creative and scholarly work. AWP is a nonprofit literary organization that provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 550 college and university creative writing programs, and 150 writers’ conferences and centers. Read the full Spotlight here.

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