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twice monthly online poetry series
hosted by Kim Shuck
second and fourth Mondays
Monday, 3/11/24 – 7pm

Kim Shuck, bead artist and San Francisco’s 7th Poet Laureate (2017-2020). Her latest poetry volume, “Pick a Garnet to Sleep In” has just been released by Scapegoat Press and is available at Bird & Beckett (open for bookshop biz Tuesday to Sunday, noon to six).

Tonight, Kim Shuck (San Francisco Poet Laureate, 2017-2020) presents featured poets Garrett Caples and Julian Blackmon and conducts the open mic that follows. The Poets!Zoom series 2nd Mondays sessions always features two poets reading at length followed by an open mic. The 4th Mondays are all open mic.

This evening at 7pm, join by Google Meet at this link: meet.google.com/njx-navd-vmp

Or join by Zoom:

Meeting ID: 843 5026 5713
Passcode: 244211

Featured Poets Tonight:

Garrett Caples is a poet living in San Francisco. He’s an editor at City Lights Books. His latest book Proses: Incomparable Parables! Fabulous Fables! Cruel Tales! will appear in May from Wave Books.

Julian Blackmon, also known as Protected Poet, was born in Marion, Indiana, but found his poetic voice amidst the bustling streets of San Francisco. With his forthcoming poetry book, “PEACE OF ME,” set to release in May, he continues to captivate audiences across California with his transformative spoken word performances, offering healing and empowerment through his compelling artistry.



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