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College of Education professor to host weeklong summer poetry reading series

A week of poetry reading and discussion of the poetic craft featuring four top Georgia poets will be hosted by College of Education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor July 9-13 at The Globe in downtown Athens.

“Seat in the Shade: A Summer Poetry Reading Series,” will feature poets Ida Stewart (July 9), Ginger Murchinson (July 10), Ayodele Heath (July 11) and Alice Friman (July 12). The July 13 finale, “Poetry by and for Educators: Readings from the Collective,” will feature UGA educators and students. The readings will get under way each evening at 7 p.m. Cahnmann-Taylor, an associate professor in the department of language and literacy education and founder of Poetry by and for Educators, developed the summer poetry reading series in conjunction with her “Advanced Poetry for Educators” graduate class.