Karen Head’s appointment as the new editor Atlanta Review and the literary journal’s move to Georgia Tech has garnered national attention in the poetry world. Now, the journal has a new managing editor: JC Reilly, who is associate director of undergraduate studies at Tech and also a noted poet. She served as an editorial assistant for Prairie Schooner while in grad school at the University of Nebraska and as associate editor of the Plains Song Review.
“One of the things that excites me the most about being the managing editor for the Atlanta Review is knowing that one of the country’s premier literary journals will be run by women,” Reilly said. “I’m looking forward to reading amazing new work by poets from across the globe and helping them find an audience. It’s energizing to to be surrounded by poetry!”
Head has announced that a hallmark of AR will continue with special international editions featuring New Zealand, Poland and Cuba now in the planning stages. AR was founded nearly 25 years ago by Decatur poet Dan Veach, who becomes editor emeritus and will still be advising and working with the new editorial team on the international editions.