The Georgia Review will celebrate the release of its fall 2007 issue with a reading and reception Oct. 22 at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library, located at 2025 Baxter St. The featured reader is UGA alumnus Jeremy Collins, whose essay “Shadow Boxing” appears in the issue. Collins’ reading will begin at 7 p.m. A dessert reception will follow. Copies of the new issue will be available for sale and staff members of the Review will be on hand to talk about the journal. The event is free and open to the public.
Collins earned a bachelor’s degree in English and religious studies in 2000 and a master’s degree in religious studies in 2002 from UGA. He later received an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of New Mexico, and he also holds an A.A. degree in religion from Young Harris College. He currently teaches at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
“Shadow Boxing” is a lively chronicle of Collins’ struggles as a developing writer under the guiding star of an unlikely muse—Sylvester Stallone. The essay is Collins’ first published work.