Genny Lim is the current Jazz Poet Laureate of San Francisco.
A native San Francisco poet, playwright, and performer, she has performed throughout the U.S. and at international poetry festivals in Venezuela, Italy, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, collaborating with musicians including Max Roach, Jon Jang, Francis Wong, and, recently Ojalá featuring Obatala in “1945: A Day of Infamy” and a re-imagining of Max Roach’s seminal classic, “We Insist! Freedom Now Suite.” Lim’s published poetry collections include” Child of War,” “Paper Gods and Rebels,” and the soon to be released “Kra!”
Her award-winning play “Paper Angels,” first broadcast on American Playhouse in 1985, was reprised in the Seattle Fringe Festival 2016. She is co-author of “Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island.”
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