Appearances

  • Mon
    18
    Jan
    2021
    7:00 pmZoom
    Poetry Reading in celebration of When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry edited by Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe, and Jennifer Elise Foerster. Featuring readings by Gordon Henry Jr., Roberta Hill, Cedar Sigo, and Tanaya Winder, and hosted by Kimberly Blaeser.
    Sun. Jan. 17 | 7 pm CT | $Give What You Can
    Presented in partnership with In-Na-Po (Indigenous Nations’ Poets), this reading is part of our series Native Writers in the 21st Century, which is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
    An Anishinabe poet and novelist, Gordon Henry, Jr. is an enrolled member of the White Earth Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota. His poetry has been published in anthologies such as Songs From This Earth On Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry (Greenfield Review Press, 1983) and Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First Native American Writers (University of Arizona Press, 1994). His novel The Light People (University of Oklahoma Press, 1994) was awarded The American Book Award in 1995. He has also co-authored the textbook The Ojibway (2004), to which he contributed a number of essays on Native American culture. A professor of English at Michigan State University and editor of the American Indian Studies Series at Michigan State University Press, Henry teaches courses in American literature, creative writing, and American Indian literature.
    Roberta Hill, an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is the author of the poetry collections Cicadas: New & Selected Poems (2013), Star Quilt (1984, 1999), and Philadelphia Flowers: Poems (1995), all out from Holy Cow Press. Her work has been anthologized in Harper’s Anthology of Twentieth Century Native American Poetry (1988), The Third Woman: Minority Women Writers of the United States (Houghton Mifflin, 1980), and Carriers of the Dream Wheel: Contemporary Native American Poetry (Harper & Row, 1975). A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Hill has taught English and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and in Poets-in-the-Schools programs in various states, including Minnesota, Arizona, and Oklahoma.
    Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Royals (Wave Books, 2017), Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He has taught workshops at St. Mary’s College, Naropa University, and University Press Books. He is currently a mentor in the low-residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He lives in Lofall, Washington.
    Tanaya Winder was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, Colorado. An enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, her background includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Black heritages. She is the author of Words Like Love (West End Press, 2015) and the chapbook Why Storms are Named After People and Bullets Remain Nameless (Poetic Fire, 2018). Poems from her manuscript Love in a Time of Blood Quantum were produced and performed by the Poetic Theater Productions Presents Company in NYC. Winder has taught writing courses at Stanford University, UC-Boulder, and the University of New Mexico and is the Director of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Upward Bound Program, which services Native American youth from 5 states, 12 high schools, and 5 reservations across the country. Winder is also a co-founder of As/Us: A Space for Women of the World and Sing Our Rivers Red, a traveling earring exhibit to raise awareness about murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. (Tanaya Winder photo credit: Natahnee Winder)
  • Sat
    30
    Jan
    2021
    6:30 pmBONK! Facebook page

  • Sun
    31
    Jan
    2021
    3:00-4:00 pm CSTOnline

    QUEER HOUR + IN-NA-PO (INDIGENOUS NATIONS POETS), sponsored by The Queer Curatorial Fund of the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, & New Genres and Scott Gelzer & Sherry Goldsmith

    Jennifer Morales, Siwar Massanat, Elizabeth Hoover, CJ Scruton, franciszka voeltz, Canese Jarboe, & Jenni Moody / Kimberly Blaeser, Margaret Noodin, Craig Santos Perez, Jake Skeets, & LeAnne Howe

    This year's Marathon will be presented virtually via Crowdcast and simultaneously streamed over Facebook and Youtube. Attendees will not need to download a platform like Zoom or enter a registration code to attend. LINK TO ATTEND COMING SOON!

    For more information go to: https://www.woodlandpattern.org/poetry-marathon

  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2021
    7:00-9:00 pm CSTZoom

    Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, Winter Writers Reading Series, February 10th, 7-9 via Zoom.

    Register here: https://shakeragalley.org/product/wwrs-blaeser/

  • Wed
    03
    Mar
    2021
  • Thu
    04
    Mar
    2021
  • Sat
    13
    Mar
    2021
    11:30am-1:00pm ESTOnline
    Contributors to the new international poetry anthology, "No More Can Fit into the Evening," will present a virtual reading. Edited by Wisconsin poet Thomas Davis and New Mexico poet Standing Feather, the volume is headlined by some of the most important poets writing in the world today, including Terence Winch, John Looker, Kimberly Blaeser, and James Janko.
    A second reading will be held Sunday, March 14 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. to accommodate varying time zones.
    The reading is free but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit:  https://writeondoorcounty.org/event/international-poetry-reading/

    Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/120487689975025/

  • Thu
    08
    Apr
    2021
  • Thu
    15
    Apr
    2021
    7:00 pmZoom

    Sheltering with Poems: Community and Connection During COVID 

    Book Launch Group Reading, ZOOM Event

    Dwight Foster Public Library

    April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://www.fortlibrary.org/event/sheltering-with-poems-community-and-connection-during-covid

  • Sat
    17
    Apr
    2021
  • Mon
    19
    Apr
    2021
    6:00 pmOnline

    NEA BIG READ EVENT: 

    Native Arts & Indigenous Flourishing: Reading and Presentation 

    Monday, April 19, 6 p.m., virtual event

    Eastern Illinois Univeristy Department of English

Kim at Returning the Gift Festival, 2012 in Milwaukee, Indian Summer Stage.

Kim at Returning the Gift Festival, 2012 in Milwaukee, Indian Summer Stage.


 

Past Events

  • Mon
    12
    Oct
    2020
    7:00-9:00pm CSTOnline

    Join the event at: https://bit.ly/3lo3hYI. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image.

    This reading by alumni, mentors, and the current director of the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program is a gathering of poetic voices who all identify as Indigenous. This reading will be as diverse as it is enthralling. These poets, who come from all parts of the country and the state of Wisconsin, have committed themselves to the act of rewriting the literary landscape by proving that Indigenous poetics is both vital and vibrant. Spend Indigenous People's Day with current city of Madison Poet Laureate, Angela C. Trudell Vasquez; former Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Kimberly Blaeser; Joaquin Zihuantanejo, winner of the Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize for Poetry; and Santee Frazier, award winning poet and current director of the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Residency MFA Program as they read from their latest collections. This will be an evening to remember.

  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2020
    6:30 pmOnline

    Celebrating the new Norton anthology of Native Nations Poetry: "When the Light of the World Was Subdued Our Songs Came Through."

    For more details: https://thedairy.org/events/our-songs-came-through-a-night-of-indigenous-poetry/

  • Thu
    29
    Oct
    2020
    7:00-8:30pm CSTOnline

    This event will include various Wisconsin Laureates of cities and/or the state performing poems in watery settings. Among those who will share poems are Kimberly Blaeser, Margaret Rozga, Karla Huston, Angela Trudell Vasquez, Marilyn Taylor, and Lisa Vihos.

    To attend or for more information, follow the link:

    https://www.meadpl.org/more-water-poems-virtual-program

  • Thu
    05
    Nov
    2020
  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2020
    6:30-8:00pm CSTOnline

    In our sheltering during the coronavirus, place has taken on greater significance. This workshop looks at the character of places, public and private, and how we as poets might represent their changing dynamics. Whether writing of distance and absence, of sites of resistance, or more intimately of nature or family spaces, the subjects and methods or our poetry involve new challenges. This workshop will use prompts and exercises to encourage a deeper gathering of materials for writing place and will offer comments on and illustrations of significant craft elements.

    Register and learn more: writeondoorcounty.org or call  920.868.1457

    For more information: https://mcusercontent.com/…/020…/CraftOfWriting_Complete.pdf

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020
    7:30PM Eastern Standard TimeZoom

    Reading and Panel Discussion with Editors and Contributors, When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, November 19th, 7:30 PM (Anishinaabe Eastern Time), Michigan State University, Contact henryg@msu.edu for info on how to register for this ZOOM event.  Featuring Meg Noodin, LeAnne Howe, Tacey Atsitty, Gwen Westerman, and Kimberly Blaeser.

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2020
    2:00-4:00pm CSTOnline

    Hosted by Milwaukee Public Library

    Join us on November 28th at 2pm for the 2021 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Annual Calendar Reading. Members from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets will read poems that will appear in their annual calendar.
    After registering, you will receive an email with a link and phone number to join the program.
  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2020
    6:30 pmOnline

    Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series Reading, University of Oklahoma, December 3rd, Digital Event. Open Mic, 6:30 p.m. CST; Reading begins 7 p.m. CST

    Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2444128792556309

  • Fri
    04
    Dec
    2020
    7:00 pmOnline

    “Songs at the Confluence: Indigenous Poets on Place,” Digital Poetry Event, December 4th, 7 p.m. Eastern (6 Central, 5 Mountain).

    Curated by In-Na-Po, Indigenous Nations Poets. Sponsored by Tippet Rise Art Center and Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation.  The evening's program will include short films by emerging and celebrated Indigenous poets, in which they will read their own work and recite other poems from the anthology.

    Readers will include Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe–White Earth Nation), Jake Skeets (Diné), Brandy Nalani McDougall (Kanaka Maoli), Sy Hoahwah (Yapaituka Comanche and Southern Arapaho), Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota) and M. L. Smoker (Assiniboine and Sioux). Poems by the late poets Adrian Louis (Lovelock Paiute), b: william bearheart (Anishinaabe–St. Croix), and Louis Little Coon Oliver (Mvskoke) will also be performed.

    A discussion between LeAnne Howe (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) and Jennifer Foerster (Mvskoke (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma), two of the anthology's editors, will also be featured, as well as video of Tippet Rise's inspiring landscape and musical programs.

    The program on December 4 will stream on YouTube, the Tippet Rise website, and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation website. We hope you can make it!

    https://tippetrise.org/news/december-4-songs-at-the-confluence-indigenous-poets-on-place