Athens, Ga. -The Georgia Review will celebrate the release of its Fall 2007 issue with a reading and reception at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library, located at 2025 Baxter Street in Athens on Monday, Oct. 22. The featured reader is University of Georgia graduate Jeremy Collins, whose essay “Shadow Boxing” appears in the issue. Collins’ reading will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a dessert reception. Copies of the new issue will be available for sale and staff members of The Georgia Review will be on hand to talk about the magazine. The event is free and open to the public.
Jeremy Collins earned a B.A. 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 publication.
The Fall 2007 issue of The Georgia Review also features: “Eye Level in Iraq,” a twenty-four-page portfolio of photographs from the Iraq War with accompanying essays by the photographers, Thorne Anderson and Kael Alford; fiction by Georgia’s Janisse Ray and Jack Driscoll; essays by Barbara C. Mallonee and Laura Sewell Matter; a play by David Wagoner; poetry by Kevin Clark, Bruce Cohen, Robert Cording, Grace Danborn, Sharon Dolin, Alice Friman, Margaret Gibson, Gary Gildner, Linda Pastan, and Kevin Prufer; and reviews by Judith Kitchen, Greg Johnson and Gerald Weales.
The Georgia Review is a nationally known, award-winning literary quarterly published at the University of Georgia since 1947. Among the Review’s many honors is the prestigious National Magazine Award, which the journal has won twice, including in the essay category this year for Michael Donohue’s “Russell and Mary” (Fall/Winter 2006). The Review also won a Governor’s Award in Humanities in 2007.
For information about this event and others hosted by the Athens-Clarke County Public Library, contact 706/613-3650.