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1Photo by Bill Walsh Stephen Corey — Editor - 706-542-3481

Stephen Corey joined the staff of The Georgia Review in 1983 as assistant editor and subsequently has served as associate editor, acting editor, and, since 2008, editor. He has published nine collections of poems, most recently There Is No Finished World (White Pine Press, 2003); his individual poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in dozens of periodicals; and he has coedited three books in as many genres, including (with Warren Slesinger) Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (The Bench Press, 2001). Over the past twenty-five years he has served as poet-in-residence or visiting poet/editor for numerous writing programs, conferences, and other literary gatherings, and currently he is editor-in-residence for the Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. Born in Buffalo and reared in Jamestown, New York, Stephen Corey holds BA and MA degrees from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) and a PhD from the University of Florida.

1 Jenny Gropp — Managing Editor - 706-542-0044

Jenny Gropp, the former editor of Black Warrior Review, joined The Georgia Review staff as managing editor in the summer of 2012. At The Georgia Review she oversees production of the journal and participates in editorial planning and decision-making. She reads manuscripts, works closely with authors in editing all accepted work, directs art selection, and edits the website. In addition to her editorial pursuits she has taught creative writing at the university and high school levels, worked in academic administration, and enjoyed extensive travel and work abroad. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in English literature and creative writing from the University of Montana. Her poetry and prose can be found in Colorado Review, Seneca Review, Best New Poets 2012, American Letters & Commentary, Seattle Review, Denver Quarterly, Unsaid Magazine, DIAGRAM, and Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art, among others. Her first book, a collection of poetry and prose, is forthcoming from Kore Press in 2015.

1 Douglas Carlson — Assistant Editor - 706-542-3481

Doug Carlson began his association with the Review with the Fall 1988 publication of his essay “At The Edge,” the first of more than a dozen of his essays and reviews to appear in the journal. He was guest editor for the Spring 1993 nature-writing issue and joined the regular staff in January 2007, working primarily in manuscript evaluation and editing. Carlson’s essays on natural and cultural history have appeared frequently in magazines and journals as well as in several anthologies, including A Place Apart (W. W. Norton, 1993) and The Sacred Place (University of Utah Press, 1996). His work has been collected in two books: At the Edge (White Pine Press, 1989) and When We Say We’re Home (University of Utah Press, 1999). His most recent book, Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2007.

1 Thibault Raoult — Assistant Editor - 706-542-0397

Thibault Raoult joined The Georgia Review as assistant to the editors in 2014 and became an assistant editor in 2015. In addition to screening, evaluating, and editing manuscripts, he oversees the book reviews section. Raoult holds degrees from University of Chicago and Brown University; he has published two books of poems—Person Hour (2011) and Disposable Epics (2014)and the cross-genre text «Pro(m)bois(e)» (2016). His poems and short fiction have appeared in Boston Review, BOMB, Denver Quarterly, typo, Gulf Coast, 6x6, Oversound, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. Born in Pithiviers, France, and raised in Rochester, New York, he now lives with his family in Athens, Georgia, where he performs as Historic Sunsets.

1 Brenda Keen — Business Manager - 706-542-0043

Brenda Keen has been business manager since the Fall 1999 issue. She is responsible for accounting, payroll, purchasing, budget development, permissions requests, advertising, and other administrative duties. (Her favorite task is sending payments to contributors.) Prior to coming to the Review, Brenda worked for ten years at UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, where she came to appreciate the importance of citizen education and participation. She has been involved in staff governance at UGA since 1995 and has held various offices on the UGA Staff Council and the University System of Georgia Staff Council. She has also served on University Council and on several search and ad hoc committees.

1 Scott R. LaClaire — Design & Production Manager - 706-542-3481

Scott R. LaClaire received his BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green State University. He was editor and publisher of the independent literary journal Lazy Bones Review and a freelance designer for Hill Street Press before joining the Review as circulation manager in 2000. He became production and design manager when the Review transitioned from its long-time process of letterpress printing to offset printing in spring 2003. Born in upstate New York and raised outside of Boston, he has called Athens his home since 1994.

Laura Solomon — Public Outreach & Digital Projects Manager - 706-542-3481

After several years in Italy, Laura Solomon returned to Athens in 2011, joining The Georgia Review staff in autumn 2014. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and is the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Hermit (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), as well as several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared internationally in journals, and in 2010 a volume of her selected poems was published in Slovene. That same year, she was invited to Slovenia’s renowned literary festival, Days of Poetry and Wine. A second volume in translation is forthcoming in French, by Sika Fakambi, with whom she translated Jacques Poullaoueq’s Haiku des Pierres / Haiku of Stones in 2007. Her writing has also been widely anthologized, most recently in The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare (Telephone Books, 2012) and in the Poetry Foundation’s Open the Door: How to Excite Young People about Poetry (McSweeney’s, 2013). In 2012 she received a grant from the Poetry Fund. Laura is also a former member of the band pacificUV and released with them in 2013 the album After the Dream You Are Awake. Current projects include translations of Ted Berrigan’s The Sonnets into Italian and Natalia Ginzburg’s Famiglia from Italian into English, and a new manuscript of her own entitled Dark Electric Country.

1 Bridget G. Dooley — Assistant to the Editors - 706-542-3481

Bridget G. Dooley is a PhD student in creative writing and literature at the University of Georgia and a graduate of Western Michigan University's MFA in fiction. Her writing has appeared in Word Riot, Apt, The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature, Goddessmode: a collection of video game writing by women and nonbinary artists, and is forthcoming from Cream City Review and The Atlas Review. You can find her work at

1 Chantel Dunham — Development Director - 706-542-0628

Chantel Dunham has served as director of development for the UGA Libraries for the past sixteen years and in 2010 began fundraising and board expansion efforts for The Georgia Review and the UGA Press as well. A Ragin’ Cajun originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Chantel has led successful fundraising efforts for the new Special Collections Libraries Building and has been instrumental in helping to acquire some important collections to be housed in that facility. She also led the fundraising efforts for the Miller Learning Center, developed an active and generous Board of Visitors for the libraries, and helped to develop and endow the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame program.

1 Liam Charles — Work-Study Office Assistant

Liam Charles is majoring in graphic design and is in her second year at the University of Georgia. Born in Haiti, she moved to the U.S. in 2001 with her family. Liam devotes much of her free time to painting and one day hopes to work for Pixar.


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