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Poetry Reading: Clouds Running In and More!
Poets Kim Shuck and Duane Big Eagle
Original Date: Thursday, January 21, 2015
Join us for an evening of poetry read by two poets, Kim Shuck and Duane Big Eagle, with Native American ancestry and ties to Sonoma County, including a celebration of the book Clouds Running In by Kim Shuck, published at the end of 2014 by Taurean Horn Press (Petaluma).
Kim Shuck is a poet, weaver, educator, doer of piles of laundry, planter of seeds, traveler and child wrangler. She was born in her mother's hometown of San Francisco, one hill away from where she now lives. Her ancestors were and are Tsalagi, Sauk and Fox and Polish, for the most part. She earned MFA in weaving in 1998 from San Francisco State University. She is an award-winning poet, prose writer and visual artist.
Sonoma County poet Duane Big Eagle is Osage Indian from Oklahoma. He has a BA from UC Berkeley and hsas been publishing poetry since the mid-1970s. He has taught creative writing since 1976 with the California Poets in the Schools program and presently teaches Native American Studies at the college level. He has received Artist-in-Residence grants from several institutions and has won awards including the W. A. Gerbode Poetry Award. He is also a traditional American Indian singer and Osage Southern Straight dancer.