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Book features state poets, photographers

Inspired Georgia
Edited by Judson Mitcham, Michael David Murphy and Karen L. Paty
University of Georgia Press
Hardcover: $34.95

Published by the University of Georgia Press, Inspired Georgia is a unique collection of Georgia’s contemporary poets and photographers. The book engages the history and culture of the state, while serving as a document of some of the best and most powerful pieces penned by Georgia poets and images shot by Georgia photographers in recent years.

Representing a range of styles, attitudes and backgrounds, the poets either hail from Georgia or have spent a considerable amount of time in their adopted state. Chosen from previously published collections, representing various stages of the poets’ careers, these poems exemplify the talent, insight and creativity present in Georgia letters.

The interweaving of photographs with poems (and poems with photographs) creates spaces of possibility, where what’s in the mind’s eye might (or might not) meet what’s found in front of the camera’s lens.