Robinson Jeffers, the Big Read, and Me

Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor is a professor of TESOL and World Language Education at the University of Georgia. She is the winner of a 2015 Beckman Award for Professors Who Inspire, a 2013–14 Fulbright fellowship to Oaxaca, Mexico, several Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, and a Leeway Poetry Grant. Her book of poetry, Imperfect Tense (Whitepoint Press) will be published in July 2016, and she has co-authored two books, Teachers Act Up: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities Through Theatre (2010) and Arts-Based Research in Education (2007). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Barrow Street, and Puerto Del Sol, among others.