Kim Shuck is the
daughter of a former career military man from North Eastern
Oklahoma. She spent her childhood in several places including
San Francisco, where she now writes, publishes, and has
taught both at the elementary and college level –
teaching Native American studies at SF State University.
Proud of her Polish and Sauk and Fox as well as her Cherokee
heritage, Kim is a storyteller and poet, drawing from her
life experiences. She encourages and promotes emerging Native
writers by organizing spoke word events in the Bay Area.
Kim weaves baskets and textiles, using the skills her great-grandmother
shared with her, and she has shown throughout the United
States as well as in Taiwan. She recently published a volume
of poetry, Smuggling Cherokee and has been involved
in editing both Words Upon the Waters, and Oakland
Out Loud, anthologies of poetry.