Appearances

  • 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

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

  • Fri
    07
    Jan
    2022
    Fri
    04
    Mar
    2022
    1:00-5:00pm, Tuesdays-SaturdaysWalker's Point Center for the Arts
    Grateful to have poetry and picto-poems included in the "No More Stolen Sisters" exhibit at Walker's Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee. Although the opening reception was cancelled because of current COVID precautions, the exhibition is open during gallery hours (1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays), and a closing reception is planned March 4, 2022 6pm-8pm @ WPCA located at 839 S 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53204. A virtual experience is available here:
    "No More Stolen Sisters" is an exhibit curated by Teresa Faris, and Valaria Tatera which brings together artworks representing the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls and 2 spirits (MMIWG2S). The exhibition showcases technically diverse artworks of indigenous artists and allies addressing a range of experiences surrounding the violence against and loss of indigenous women, girls and 2 spirits. Materials range from works on paper, mixed-media installation, metal, clay, quillwork, textile and paint.
  • Sat
    29
    Jan
    2022
    Sun
    30
    Jan
    2022
    10:00am - 10:00pmStreaming Via Crowdcast: https://woodlandpattern.org/poetry-marathon
    Woodland Pattern Book Center's annual Poetry Marathon streaming live this year via Crowdcast! Tune in to hear the Indigenous Nations Poets' segment Saturday, January 29th from 6-6:30 p.m. and for any of the 24 hours (YES 24 HOURS) of poetry available 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. January 29th and 30th.
    The In-Na-Po Slot will feature Jennifer Foerster, Gordon Henry Jr, Margaret Noodin, Laura Tohe, & Kimberly Blaeser. Curated by Kimberly Blaeser & Sponsored by Scott Gelzer & Sherry Goldsmith.
    Click below for full list of readers and to support Woodland Pattern's Annual Benefit. https://woodlandpattern.org/poetry-marathon
  • Fri
    04
    Feb
    2022
    Fri
    11
    Mar
    2022
    10:00am-12:00pmVideo Sessions on Zoom

    About the Series

    This winter, at a time when, for many of us, so much of the natural world seems asleep, we’ll keep our inner fires going by exploring how the voices of nature weave with our own daily lives. Each week, Danusha and James will share work by our guests, including poems and prompts, and together we’ll absorb the wisdom of visionaries, poets and healers to bring ourselves more deeply into relationship with each other and with the power and beauty of this rich planet we share.

    Details

    Beginning on February 4th, sessions will be held on Fridays from 10am-12pm PST / 1-3pm EST.  Kimberly Blaeser's session will be on February 25th.

    Each session will begin with a talk with that week’s featured poet, followed by a discussion with Danusha and James, who will read poems, offer gateways into accessing your own creative treasure troves, and share accompanying prompts. For the last half hour of each class, they will answer questions from participants, and give further insights into the practice of poetry.

    Before each session, a document with the poems and prompts that will be shared and discussed, will be provided to participants.

    The series will be presented on Zoom. Video and audio recordings will be available to all participants within 48 hours of each session, and for two months after the course ends. Closed captioning will be available during live sessions and in video recordings.

    Please join us for the journey!

    The cost of the course is $300.

    Registration for the six week course is available at this link: https://www.thepoetryofresilience.com/winter?fbclid=IwAR3yjpLSrumWiEdZWnF9-TSvwP3KAsgtr3kK_CVCv6dAI_-xSfkk996VkXg