The Georgia Review, UGA’s quarterly journal of arts and letters, received three gold, two silver and two bronze awards, along with three honorable mentions at the 2012 Magazine Association of the Southeast’s annual awards ceremony. All Georgia Magazine Awards were for issues published in 2011.
Most notably, The Georgia Review made a clean sweep in the essays category. Albert Goldbarth’s “A Cave in a Cliff in Scotland” took the gold; Martha G. Wiseman’s “In the Flesh” won the silver; the late Harry Crews earned a posthumous bronze for “We Are All of Us Passing Through,” a previously unpublished 50-year-old memoir; and Kent Meyers received honorable mention for “The Makings.”
The gold award in the features category went to “Stephen Dunn: Many a Beautiful Strangeness” from the Georgia Review’s summer 2011 issue. Comprising some 60 pages, this look at a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet included five new poems, an interview, three critical appreciations by others, photographs and “Brief Answers to Unspoken Questions: An Intraview”—in which Dunn provides answers that come unattached to questions.
The third Georgia Review gold was in the series category and went to two Judith Kitchen essay reviews of new poetry collections—four each in “Walking the Line” (summer 2011) and “Tradecraft” (winter 2011).
The Review’s other silver award was for general excellence, a category in which the publication has won either gold or silver for the past six years.
The second bronze was for best design and honored the spring and summer 2011 issues, while the remaining two honorable mentions came for best single issue (winter 2011) and in profiles for Laura McCullough’s “Between Worlds, Refuge: Stephen Dunn and the Creative Writing Workshop.”