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Exile Heart (Paperback)
The 8th book and 7th poetry collection by San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck tracks tributaries from the Golden Gate Bridge, California to the Neosho River, Oklahoma. Shuck centers this collection around Indigenous bodies, nature, family, land, and memory. It is at once a call towards perseverance and survival while resisting erasure, genocide, and ongoing environmental kinships, asking readers to whom and what we belong and therefore to whom or what we are accountable to. Exile Heart speaks to the issues of water protection, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, wildfires, and environmental contamination reflecting a perfectly timed collection.