6:00 - 7:15
San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita Kim Shuck invites San Francisco’s Revolutionary Poets Brigade to read from their new anthology Storm Warning: Poets for the Planet / Building Socialism. Authors Lisbit Bailey, Kristina Brown, Bobby Coleman, John Curl, Karen Melander-Magoon and special guests present poems on the climate crisis, environmental resistance and social justice.
Kim Shuck was San Francisco’s seventh Poet Laureate. Her poetry draws on her multiethnic background which includes Polish and Cherokee heritage, and her experiences as a lifelong resident of San Francisco. Her most recent book of poetry, Exile Heart, was published in 2021 by That Painted Horse Press. In her term as Poet Laureate, she hosted scores of free poetry and art workshops for all ages at neighborhood libraries and schools and worked closely with San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Arts Commission to launch major citywide initiatives to honor Native American Indigenous People’s heritage.
The Revolutionary Poets Brigade is a group of poets in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to bringing positive change in the world through the power of poetry. We are poised to gather for community actions at any venue . . . including the streets! We can be booked for readings and actions. Founded in 2009, we call on all poets to put their powerful words in the service of struggles already in motion.
Find out how to adopt a greener lifestyle and discover the outdoors with SFPL and its partners.
Programs designed to celebrate the art of the poem, including readings and talks.
Summer Stride is the Library's annual summer learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. Read and learn with the Library all summer long.