Georgia Review editor Gerald Maa spoke with artist Michi Meko in his Atlanta studio on 23 September 2019. A portfolio of Meko’s recent work appears in the Winter 2019 issue of The Georgia Review.
Gerald Maa (GM): Let’s start by giving our readers a sense of where you came from, . . . Read more
For a number of years I have taught a course in Irish Literature and Culture at my home institution, Reinhardt University, and among the standard author readings I petition of my students are William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, George Bernard Shaw, . . . Read more
Cy Gavin’s paintings have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Sargent’s Daughters in New York, the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, the VNH Gallery in Paris, and many other venues. He lives and works in New York, where his latest solo show opened at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on 3 March and will run through 14 April. . . . Read more
Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of the cross-genre collections Lucy 72 (1913 Press, 2018) and Farther Traveler (Counterpath Press, 2015); Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; . . . Read more
With a bibliography that ranges from playwriting and fiction to nonfiction works on science, politics, medieval history, and current events, James Reston Jr. could be called a modern Renaissance man. My first acquaintance with the author was through the movie Frost/Nixon (2008), which was based on The Conviction of Richard Nixon, . . . Read more
The authors discuss their writing practice and the poems featured in our Winter 2017 issue:
We met in an online class at UCLA. Our differing poems about girlhood wounds spoke deeply to one another. We kept in touch by email as we lived in different states. . . . Read more
Soham Patel: What have you been reading lately? How is it influencing your new writing?
Jacques Rancourt: With poetry, I’d been so focused the last few years on poets who write carefully chiseled poems that lately I’ve been drawn to poets who embrace sprawl and wild syntactic leaps. . . . Read more
Colette Arrand: Your first published poem, “Of Yalta,” won the 2015 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize. It’s also the poem that opens your debut collection Let’s All Die Happy. You’ve lived with this poem for some time now. Is there any special significance to its first-in-line placement? . . . Read more
Bridget Dooley (BD): Your story in the Winter 2016 issue, “Wig Violence,” caught my attention because of the potency of your protagonist, Eudoxie, and her role as a catalyst within the narrative’s metaphysical framework. Rather than existing at the mercy of her environment or acting primarily in relation to supernatural happenstance, . . . Read more
Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952–2016) spoke at length with Alan Flurry, UGA’s Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Director of Communications, in December 2013. Here, for the first time, is the full transcript of their conversation, published in honor of Judith and her remarkable career.
Alan Flurry (AF): So you’ve retired from teaching. . . . Read more