The Georgia Review Spring 2022 issue—“SoPoCo” for Southern Post-Colonial—focuses on diasporic writing from or about the U.S. South, with authors and artists demonstrating that the vibrancy of current Southern culture is made possible by critical contributions of the immigrant communities therein and exploring the ways that diasporic communities in this region differ from their more recognized sibling communities in the coastal urban centers.
The issue includes a section in collaboration with the Southern Foodways Alliance and Gravy, among its not-to-miss features, as well as the three winners of the SoPoCo Emerging Writers Fellowship. The fellowship and special issue were made possible in part by the support of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
With 43 authors and three visual artists, the issue offers glimpses into some of the many rich subcultures thriving across the Southeast and the challenges and joys their members face. Gerald Maa writes, “This is a big volume, but it’s a crowded world. And we wanted to err on the side of maximalism rather than on giving anyone short shrift, given the groundbreaking nature of this volume. Moreover, it speaks to the diasporic hustle that draws me to these types of community time and again.”
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