Genre: To Our Readers

To Our Readers

4 November 2022 

One deep pleasure for me this fall has been the full return of in-person readings. My first words here expressed my central belief that “a print periodical is capable of cultivating communities in ways no other medium …

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To Our Readers

28 July 2022

We begin every one of our weekly staff meetings with what I call “Poem, Paragraph, Passage.” Each week, one of us—we cycle through alphabetical order—simply reads aloud a poem, paragraph, or passage from what he or she …

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To Our Readers

May 2022

The muse may be thankless, but sometimes something unexpected drops down from above in a way that makes you think life has been eavesdropping on what has been running through your mind. In the letter to the reader …

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To Our Readers

March 2022

Happy seventy-fifth, yet again (cf. 75.1)! First time, tragedy; second time, farce.

This issue celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Georgia Review by focusing on diasporic writing from and/or about the southeastern United States. It started when a …

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To Our Readers

October 2021

The muse may be thankless, but sometimes life yields opportunities utterly valuable for literary work already underway with such felicity that one feels rewarded by some spirit for one’s earthly toils. In last issue’s letter to the reader, …

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To Our Readers

26 July 2021

Last month, I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Paige Aniyah Morris for our GR2 site. Discussing the Kim Sehee short story she translated for our summer issue, “Words and Kisses,” we spent a little bit of …

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To Our readers

April–May 2021

Georgia is in the news these days. As the national news media collectively strives to right the wrong of coastal myopia that was laid bare by the 2016 election, we have seen within the past couple of years …

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To Our Readers

January 2021

And thus begins our seventh-fifth number.

Seventy-five is certainly a milestone, but I have learned much from Grandma Huang about age. It was a blessing to live within driving distance of my maternal grandmother during the first few …

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To Our Readers

7 October 2020

During last year’s annual conference for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, more commonly known as AWP (where did the other “W” go?), I participated on a panel called “Big Shoes: New Directions at Old Magazines,” …

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