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Kim Shuck

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Catalog Number: 20200320

Kim Shuck is San Francisco's seventh Poet Laureate and the first from a recognized Native Nation. Shuck, a citizen of Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, takes on the disappearance of native women in the United States in her poetry book, Murdered Missing, winner of the 2019 PEN Oakland Censorship Award. During her reading at Haskell Indian Nations University, she opens up about her own daughter's disappearance, and how her book came to be. She also reads from the book that just won the Northern California Golden Poppy Book Award for Poetry in 2020, Deer Trails: San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 7, that celebrates her city. She also shares poems from her "Early Day" Series about an offensive statue, recorded at the San Francisco Public Library. Her upcoming chapbook, Whose Water, is due out in 2020. Visit our audio archives to listen to a show with Kim Shuck reading from the anthology from BkMk Press called The World is One Place: Native American Poets Visit the Middle East.

(Photo by San Francisco Public Library CC BY 3.0)

| Subject Matter: Native American Women, History, Culture | Interview Year: 2019 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: San Francisco Poet Laureate, Native Writers of the Americas First Book Award |

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