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Charif Shanahan 

http://charifshanahan.com/book

so much joy at #greenlightbookstore on Monday night - honored to read alongside these beauties #angelnafis #phillipbwilliams #patriciasmith #charifshanahan #kevincoval #taifreedomford #poetry

so happy to get time with the super generous & brilliant #nikkyfinney this weekend at #thefrostplace - she killed her reading with #charlessimic #poetry #cavecanem #blurryphoto #latergram

I have been on more planes than I can count. It was never, ever a thing until the accident in Morocco, and now I am all 😰😱 #terror #dread #badflyer #whysomuchturbulence #paleasaghost #pleasepray

Humidity? What is humidity? #oakland #lakemerritt #bayarea #latergram

Thanks to @yerba_buena_gardens for this sweet little #micropoetry from my poem "Song" (originally pub. in @thebafflermag) - before tomorrow's reading 'LitQuake Presents Poetic Tuesdays at Yerba Buena Gardens', 7/11, 12:30, with soul-beauties @arisaawhite, @matthewsiegel, #arisawhite #matthewsiegel #charifshanahan #briankomeidempster & #ekishola
#litquake #yerbabuenagardens #poetictuesday

Ok so last night after my reading at #laurelbooks in #Oakland, I was approached by someone who said he had come with his friend after seeing this review of my book in #publishersweekly. I shouted at him, "People read those?!"; he said yes and asked me why I was surprised. Good question. I guess I just don't really imagine folks so actively looking for new poems/poets, they eye review pages for what to read. It seems like we poets are just writing back to other poets/readers who already know who they like to read or who they want to get to reading in time. So - for those of you I don't know but am connected to here, or those of you who do know me and support my poetry efforts but don't really read my poems or poems at all, here are a few words about my book. Maybe you'll find something in my poems to connect with; I write them in part for that reason (and, you know, to #getfree). And thanks to Pub Weekly, again, for helping my poems find at least two new readers #saturdaythoughts #poems #poetry #intoeachroomweenterwithoutknowing #charifshanahan #publishersweeklystarredreview #craborchardseriesfirstbookaward #craborchardseriesinpoetry #siupress

so surprised and happy to see #cavecanem sis Ife-Chudeni at my reading tonight - can't wait for her brilliant book to drop! #rummage #smiles #moadsf

Some time after the poet-preacher spiritual genius on the right (@marvin_k_white) gave a #pride Sunday #sermon involving 'A Reading from the Queen James Version of the Bible'. I'm smiling, but dead; Matice is thanking the ancestors. #marvinkwhite #preacher #poet #publictheologian #andhesfine #pride2017 #happypride #latergram

Last night at @pegasusbooks in #Berkeley for #LyricsandDirges. I'm reading the poem in the foreground! Photo courtesy of Williams Nichols. #pegasusbooks #berkeley #poetry #charifshanahan

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