Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 pm
San Francisco, CA: Mechanics' Institute Library

A reading and conversation: Kim Shuck & Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Mechanics' Institute is proud to welcome San Francisco's seventh Poet Laureate, Kim Shuck, the first person of Cherokee descent to hold this honorable position. She succeeds Alejandro Murguía and Jack Hirschman. As a fifth generation San Francisco resident of Cherokee and Polish heritage, she is devoted to giving voice to the city’s diverse voices through the power of language and culture. This can be experienced in her full-length collections Rabbit Stories and Smuggling Cherokee. Kim will be joined by poet Tongo Eisen-Martin whose passionate work confronts issues of injustice and incarceration, power politics and struggles for survival.

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Books related to this event:

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Heaven Is All Goodbyes
Pocket Poets Series No. 61
Tongo Eisen-Martin
2017 Edition
"This is resistance as sound."—Claudia Rankine