Born in San Francisco, Genny Lim, San Francisco Jazz Poet Laureate, earned a BA and an MA from San Francisco State University. The poems in KRA! invoke history, myth, biography, political confrontations, and personal experience. Lim writes about fellow writers, musicians, and radical cultural activists Francisco X. Alarcon, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Fred Ho, and Alfonso Texidor. “Odes” are dedicated to the people of Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, and Flint, Michigan. In their lyric fiber, the poems themselves struggle for the survival of cultures of mutual respect and solidarity in the face of rapacious capitalism.