A week of poetry reading and discussion of the poetic craft with five Georgia poets will be hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the College of Education, June 6-13 at 7 p.m. at The Globe, 199 N. Lumpkin St.
This is the second year for “Seat in the Shade: A Summer Poetry Reading Series,” which will feature poets Judith Ortiz Cofer, Stephen Corey, Jenny Gropp Hess, Laura Newbern, Jericho Brown and Tamara Madison. The finale on June 13, “Poetry by and for Educators: Readings from the Collective,” will feature UGA educators and students.
Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the language and literacy education department and founder of Poetry by and for Educators, developed the summer poetry reading series a year ago in conjunction with her “Advanced Poetry for Educators” graduate class.
Poets and the dates of their appearances are: Cofer, June 6; Corey and Gropp Hess, June 7; Newbern, June 10.; Brown, June 11; Madison, June 12; and “Poetry by and for Educators: Readings from the Collective,” June 13.