Necessary Words & Images: 70 Years of The Georgia Review

An Olympic Gathering: The Nobel Laureates of Literature, 1995: one of many artifacts on display through May 12, 2017. Left to right, seated: Claude Simon (France, 1985); Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate; Wole Soyinka (Nigeria, 1986). Left to right, standing: Octavio Paz (Mexico, 1990); Kenzaburo Oe (Japan, 1994); Derek Walcott (Trinidad, 1992); former U.S. President Jimmy Carter; Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games President Billy Payne; former First Lady Rosalyn Carter; Ted Koppel, moderator; Joseph Brodsky (Russia, 1987); Czeslaw Milosz (Poland, 1980).


Necessary Words & Images narrates the history of The Georgia Review from its 1947 inception as a small regional magazine to its maturation as one of the country’s leading literary journals. The story is told through correspondence and other archival material from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and from the Review’s archives.