H. “Ted” Genoways Named Editor Of Virginia Quarterly
June 10, 2003 --
Theodore H. Genoways has been named the eighth editor
in the 78-year history of the Virginia Quarterly Review.
who received a master of fine arts degree from the University of
Virginia in 1999, is currently associate editor of the Walt Whitman
Hypertext archives at the University of Iowa. He was also founding
editor of Meridian, a journal of literature at U.Va.
could not be happier taking over the Virginia Quarterly Review,”
Genoways said. “This is the job I have always wanted and exactly
the place I have always hoped to do it. I have had a long-standing
desire to edit a literary magazine in general, and the VQR has had
a strong national reputation. Having done my masters of fine arts
at U.Va., this is the place I always hoped to work some day.”
31, takes the helm of VQR following the retirement of Staige D.
Blackford, editor for 28 years. Genoways' experience includes having
been an editor at Minnesota Historical Society Press, advisory editor
of Callaloo, a journal of African, African-American and Afro-Caribbean
arts and letters at U.Va., publicity director for the Virginia Festival
of the Book and editorial assistant and project supervisor at the
Texas Tech University Press.
has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a 2002 Pushcart
Prize, the Natalie Ornish Poetry Award and a John Ciardi fellowship
in poetry. His work has been published by Shenandoah and Southern
Genoways will build effectively on the foundations of Staige Blackford’s
tenure as editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review,” said University
President John T. Casteen III. “He brings to the Review substantial
editing and writing experience, energetic intelligence and visionary
thinking about what the VQR can become. I look forward to his leadership
and to a new era for the VQR.”
one of the nation's most venerable literary periodicals, was founded
in 1925 by University President Edwin A. Alderman as “a national
journal of literature and discussion” and boasted D.H. Lawrence
and Andre Gide among its first contributors. Aldous Huxley, Evelyn
Waugh, T.S. Eliot and Thomas Wolfe soon wrote for it, as did Thomas
Mann, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jean-Paul Sartre, Robert Frost, Bertrand
Russell, H.L. Mencken, George F. Kennan and Robert Graves. U.Va.
faculty members Anne Beattie, George Garrett and Gregory Orr have
been among the magazines' manuscript readers, and novelists Robert
Olen Butler and T.R. Pearson have been among those first discovered
in its pages.
starts at VQR on July 1.
Matt Kelly, (434) 924-7291