2002 Wordcrafter of the Year

Kim has just been named 2002 Wordcrafter of the Year by the Word Craft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, as well as 2002 Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year in Creative Prose: Personal Essay for her contribution to The Voices We Carry in After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography. Kate Sontag and David Graham, (eds.), Gray Wolf Press. In 2001, Kim received a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship in poetry. In 1999, she was named Storyteller of the Year for her lectures and public speaking by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. She was the recipient of the Diane Decorah First Book Award in Poetry from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas for Trailing You and in 1998 one of Blaeser’s poems was selected for permanent installation as a sculptured doorway in the Midwest Express Building in Milwaukee.