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Poet & Trucker Margot Genger Presents Shift Happens, a Memoir


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Margot Genger is a teacher, poet, and former long-haul truck driver well known to many Humboldt County residents as a writer whose thoughts are well worth your time. Tonight she offers a reading from her recently published memoir, Shift Happens. It's a slice of life in the late 70's, when a major societal shift was happening across the nation, and a huge shift in Genger's life. 'Genger writes with a poet's heart, a truck driver's focus, and a tourist's eye. Her memories transport us across America's breathtaking landscapes and urban blight, all while trying to stay sober and neutralize her own demons. I'm glad I went along for the ride.' says Neil Tarpey, author of Flashes of Lightning. Genger’s reading is the first event in “What Poets Get,” a series of free spoken word entertainments celebrating April as poetry month at the library. For details, visit the library website at www.humlib.org or call 707-269-1905 during open hours.