As part of the 2020 Dear Poet project, students around the country and the world wrote letters to Kim Shuck in response to a video of her reading her poem “Smuggling Cherokee” aloud. Kim Shuck wrote letters back to four of these students; their letters and her replies are included below.

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Kim Shuck reads "Smuggling Cherokee"

Kim Shuck reads "Smuggling Cherokee" for Dear Poet 2020.