Before Kim Shuck was the 7th Poet Laureate of San Francisco, she was an open mic host and she just can’t shake the habit. On the 2nd Monday of every month Shuck invites two poets to feature longer readings of their work before a no-intros/one-poem-per-reader open mic. On the 4th Monday the rules are the same but it’s all open mic. Find the zoom link below and join us with your favorite poem.
This month, the featured poets are Heather Bourbeau and Vince Montague.
Heather Bourbeauâ€™s poetry and fiction have appeared in 100 Word Story, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review, Meridian, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and SWWIM. She has written in Madagascar, read in Tunisia, and worked in Liberia. While drinking strong tea, she wonders where she will explore next. Her collection Some Days The Bird is a poetry conversation with the Irish-Australian poet Anne Casey (Beltway Editions, 2022). Her latest collection Monarch is a poetic memoir of overlooked histories from the US West she was raised in (Cornerstone Press, 2023).
Vince Montague is an artist and writer. His memoir, Cracked Pot (Latah Books 2023), chronicles his experience with grief, writing and ceramics. He has poetry forthcoming in The Southern Review. His sculptural and functional work can be seen at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley and in the nationally juried show, Off Center 2023, at Blue Line Gallery in Roseville.
Meeting ID: 843 5026 5713
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