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Monday, October 11 – 7pm
Poets!Zoom hosted by Kim Shuck
featuring Lauren Ito and Taneesh Kaur
with an open mic to follow
On Zoom. Strictly Virtual. For real!

Kim Shuck, San Francisco’s 7th Poet Laureate, hosts Bird & Beckett’s 2nd & 4th Mondays poetry reading series.

The 2nd Monday Poets!Zooms begin with a featured poet or two, followed by an open mic.
The 4th Mondays are all open. At both, all are invited to participate with a poem.

The Zoom link for tonight’s reading is shown below:
Meeting ID: 843 5026 5713
Passcode: 244211

This Monday, October 11, at 7pm, the featured readers are Lauren Ito and Taneesh Kaur.

Lauren Emiko Ito is a Gosei (fifth generation person of Japanese descent) poet, organizer, and curator whose art centers ancestral power, incarceration, and liberatory futures for generations to come. Her work has been published in anthologies, newspapers, and literary journals, including the San Francisco Public Library, The City is Already Speaking, this is my body: an anthology of women of color reclaiming narratives of self and body, Endangered Species, Enduring Values, and sPARKLE & bLINK. She has been featured by The Seattle Times, Japanese American National Museum, and The Beat Museum, and has received fellowships from the Asian American Women Artists Association, The Writers Grotto, among others. Lauren’s latest project is an art exhibition titled Political Inheritance, which explores Asian and Pacific Islander diasporic communities’ relationships with U.S. politics. She lives in San Francisco, and can almost always be found by the sea.
You can find more of her work at laurenito.com and on Instagram: @lauren.ito  and Twitter: @laurenito

Taneesh Kaur (pronounced “Core”) (she/they) is a writer, painter, and educator of East Indian descent, based in the Bay Area. She is a social justice advocate whose first love is poetry, and uses nature to understand and dismantle systems of mental and physical oppression. They write essays on politics, education, linguistics, literature, and other topics, with a focus on intersectional racial and ethnic justice and government accountability. They have a Master’s in linguistics from SF State, with training abroad in Mexico and Chile. Se habla español.

You can read more of their work here: www.TaneeshCantos.com.
And you can view clips of them reading here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSNJnEUn6fO/


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