Summer Poetry Reading Series at Hendershots
Five of the top poets in Georgia will read and discuss the poetic craft during the third annual Seat in the Shade: A Poetry Reading Series June 19-20 and 23-26 at Hendershots in downtown Athens.
The series, which was founded and is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor of language and literacy education at the University of Georgia College of Education, will feature poets on June 19 and 20 at 5 p.m.; and June 24-26 at 7 p.m. The finale on Thursday, June 26 titled, "Poetry by and for Educators: Readings from the Collective," will feature UGA educators and students. Hendershots is located at 237 Prince Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Cahnmann-Taylor developed the summer poetry reading series two years ago in conjunction with her Advanced Poetry for Educators graduate class.
Here is a brief description of each featured poet:
Thursday****, June 19 - Thomas Lux