Kim Shuck, poet laureate of San Francisco, will appear at two events Aug. 16 and Aug. 17.
Shuck is the author of the new book Deer Trails (City Lights), which celebrates the enduring presence of indigenous San Francisco, and contributor to The World Is One Place anthology (BkMk Press of UMKC).
Shuck will speak 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at services for Temple Israel (Reform), meeting at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Ave., Overland Park, Kansas. There is no charge.
Shuck will also appear at a free public event at 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at Haskell Indian Nations University Library, 2450 Creek, Lawrence, Kan. Contact BkMk Press for details, firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-235-2558.
Shuck, a Cherokee Nation citizen and noted traditional visual artist, received a $75,000 fellowship from the Academy of American Poets in April. Her next book is a collection of poems about the ongoing crisis of thousands of murdered and missing Indigenous women.