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UGA education professor, students to share poetry at readings

UGA education professor, students to share poetry at readings

Athens, Ga. – Melisa “Misha” Cahnmann-Taylor, poet and associate professor of language and literacy education, and some of her students in the College of Education will share their artistic talents at two public poetry readings next week.

Cahnmann-Taylor will read selections of her work as part of “A Mother’s Nature: Music and Poetry by and for Athens Mammas,” a celebration of mothering and motherhood. Half of the proceeds raised at the event will be donated to the Athens Mothers Center, an organization that offers support for moms in the Athens community. The poetry reading and music will be presented from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at Farm 255 on Washington Street.

Students and other College of Education faculty members will join Cahnmann-Taylor in presenting their poetry about teaching, living and learning in and across cultural worlds on Tuesday, June 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aromas in Five Points.

The event is a prelude to a Poetry Podcast from the College of Education, whose premise is that educators who find their own voice and write poetry, are equipped to be strong listeners and poetic instructors in their classrooms.