The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V (Paperback)


By William Wright (Editor), Paul Ruffin (Editor)

Texas Review Press, 9781933896939, 288pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/7/2018)
Paperback (1/9/2015)

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Edited by William Wright and Paul Ruffin, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia brings together over one hundred of Georgia’s poets, including David Bottoms, Natasha Trethewey, Leon Stokesbury, Thomas Lux, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Alice Friman, Judson Mitcham, and Stephen Corey, as well as myriad other luminous voices. The volume marks the fifth of the series Art & Literature has called “one of the most ambitious projects in contemporary Southern letters.”

About the Author

PAUL RUFFIN, Texas State University System Regents' Professor at Sam Houston State University, is the author of two novels, four collections of stories, four books of essays, and seven collections of poetry.

WILLIAM WRIGHT is author of Dark Orchard, The Ghost Narratives, and Sleep Paralysis. Wright is the series editor of The Southern Poetry Anthology and founding editor of Town Creek Poetry.

Praise For The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia

“The time of the major poet, and perhaps even the major poem, is probably a thing of the past. The lack of the insular may very well keep such individual peaks from bursting into being. But so many other things are happening, and being written, that a new village of poets is all around Georgia. The editors of this anthology have indeed performed their duty well, for it is a garland of flowers, beautiful and more multi-colored than anyone might have imagined, and a most wonderful way to spend some afternoons and feel the earth made new again.”—Leon Stokesbury