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Seat in the Shade Poetry Series 2020

These eleven educator poets have been working with me via Zoom all July to acquire the craft, practice, and possibility of poetry when teaching and learning language. Some of these poets are grappling with the uncertainty of online or face to face K-16+ instruction in the near future; others continue full time Ph.D. and/or graduate work; many do both: full time teachers and part-time graduate students. I marvel at how wide open our hearts and minds can be via online instruction. Sometimes fearful of being too personal or too specific in terms of diverse ages, genders, sexualities, races, countries and languages of origin, we say to one another: go deeper, go darker, give us the resonant details of experience.

And each poet has done so.

Tomorrow, Friday July 24, these poets get to sit back, relax and listen to two dynamic and experienced poets read from their work.

Then each teacher poet in the class will share the results of their poetic journeys with the public on July 29, Wednesday at 5pm by Zoom.

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I hope you can join us. I have learned so much from these fantastic individuals featured in the above events and I look forward to sharing this with you!

My new book of poetry has a cover!!!! 

I feel so lucky, tan feliz tambien!! IMG_4694

Misha’s Windy City Events: 11/21 Thursday morning and evening

Misha’s Windy City Events: 11/21 Thursday morning and evening

Two posts in one morning–wow, this is getting good! Just alerting my very small Chicago group of comadres and compadres, that I am participating in two events on Thursday 11/21 –10:15am to noon and then at 8pm.  Details and links are here:


10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Buckingham Room at the Chicago Downtown Hilton

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Organizer: Melisa (Misha) S Cahnmann-Taylor

Chair: Sally Campbell Galman

Other Participants: Margaret Diane LeCompte, Sally Campbell

Galman, Greg McClure, Susan Bleyle, Yohan Hwang, Melisa

(Misha) S Cahnmann-Taylor, Frederick D Erickson

And Thursday EVENING 11/21  Ferguson Auditorium 33 East Congress, 730pm–
Going Public with Literary Ethnography in the Windy City
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