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Seat in the Shade: A Summer Poetry Reading Series, June 19-20

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Third year of a week-long event hosted by UGA College of Education professor of language and literacy education Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor. It will feature poets at 5 p.m. on June 19-20 and at 7 p.m. June 23-26. The finale on Thursday, June 26 titled, "Poetry by and for Educators: Readings from the Collective," will feature UGA educators and students.

Thursday, June 19 - Thomas Lux Thomas Lux's most recent books are Child Made of Sand (poetry, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and From the Southland (nonfiction, Marick Press). Bloodaxe Books will bring out his Selected Poems in the UK in the fall of 2014. He is Bourne Professor of Poetry and director of the McEver Visiting Writers Program at Georgia Tech.

Friday, June 20 - Sandra Meek Sandra Meek is the author of four books of poems, Road Scatter _(Persea Books, 2012), _Biogeography, winner of the Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press, 2008), Burn (2005), and Nomadic Foundations (2002), as well as a chapbook, The Circumference of Arrival (2001). Her fifth book of poems, An Ecology of Elsewhere, is forthcoming from Persea Books in 2015. She is also the editor of an anthology, Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad (Ninebark 2007), which was awarded a 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal. Her poems have appeared in_ The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, Conjunctions,_ and_ The Iowa Review, among others. A recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, she has twice been awarded Georgia Author of the Year, in 2006 for _Burn, and in 2003 for Nomadic Foundations, which also was awarded the Peace Corps Writers Award in Poetry. Meek served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Manyana, Botswana, 1989-91. She is a co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, director of the Georgia Poetry Circuit, poetry editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, and Dana Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College in Georgia, USA.

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