Held in conjunction with The Big Read’s programming on Robinson Jeffers, the fifth annual Seat in the Shade poetry reading series highlights work by Georgia authors. The series, which has shared readings by Keetje Kuipers and Ann Fisher-Wirth so far, continues on Wednesday with Lemuel “Life the Griot” LaRoche, an activist who is well-known for founding Chess and Community. Thursday follows with UGA professor emeritus Coleman Barks, who is the author of many Rumi translations and taught poetry and creative writing for 30 years. Seat in the Shade concludes on Friday with “Poetry by and for Educators: Readings from the Collective” led by UGA College of Education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor.
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