Kim Shuck was born in San Francisco, California, and is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She received a BA in Art and an MFA in Textiles from San Francisco State University. Shuck is the author of Deer Trails, forthcoming from City Lights Books in October 2019), Clouds Running In (Taurean Horn Press, 2014), Rabbit Stories (Poetic Matrix Press, 2013), and Smuggling Cherokee (Greenfield Review Press, 2005), as well as of the chapbook collection Sidewalk Ndn (FootHills Press, 2018). In 2019, Shuck was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. She served as the 7th Poet Laureate of San Francisco.
*Kim featured at the 2019 Women’s History Month Poetry Reading hosted by the Daly City Public Library; the 2020 San Mateo County Peninsula Virtual Bookfest; “Empower Women, Empower Earth: Poetry Reading & Panel Discussion” hosted by Skyline College; RISE 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by the San Mateo County Commission on the Status of Women, and “Poetry that Blooms” hosted by Filoli.