For the fourth straight year, The Georgia Review has won a gold award for general excellence in the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s annual GAMMA awards competition.
During the April 29 awards ceremony, the quarterly publication also received three other gold awards and a total of 10 citations from the various judging panels. The 2010 awards are for issues published during 2009.
In the best feature category, the Review swept the top three spots. The bronze award went to Whitney Groves for her first publication, “O Taste and See.” Mary Cappello took the silver award for “Getting the News: A Signer among Signs.” Best feature gold went to “Music From,” a multipart section of writings by and about the award-winning poet Albert Goldbarth. The Review also earned top ranking in the best profile category with Judith Kitchen’s “True Heart.”
The best essay gold went to Alison Hawthorne Deming’s “Culture, Biology and Emergence,” part of the Review’s spring 2009 issue. Best essay bronze went to literary and social critic Ihab Hassan for “The Way We Have Become: A Surfeit of Seeming,” and the best single issue bronze went to the summer 2009 Georgia Review.
The Review also won two honorable mentions: best series for the “Culture and the Environment” essays and best profile for “Why All This Music?”-Albert Goldbarth’s self-interview that was part of the feature “Music From.”