Appearances

Event Information:

  • Mon
    11
    Oct
    2021

    Ancient Light: Indigenous Artways & Survivance

    12:00 pmElson S. Floyd Cultural Center & streaming via youtube

    In the midst of an epidemic on MMIW, in the midst of a global
    pandemic that has devastated Native communities, in the midst
    of tragic revelations of mass unmarked graves at boarding
    schools, why art? Why poetry, dance, or song? This program of
    picto-poems and poetry, will look at how Native Arts feed
    Indigenous Flourishing. Drawing on the work and statements of
    Indigenous artists from Joy Harjo to James Luna, touching on
    tribal traditions from the healing jingle dress dance to trickster
    antics to activist poetics, Anishinaabe writer and photographer
    Kimberly Blaeser will celebrate Indigenous arts and the role they
    play in building relatedness and teaching survivance.

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.
  • Sun
    23
    Jan
    2022
    9:00 amLive on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pIpnQoJPiu6csDkBrVzHA
    THE POETS' REPUBLIC - ISSUE 10
    Join us for the online launch of issue ten of the magazine with a Zoom-tastic cornucopia of writing from across Scotland, Ireland, and the Indigenous Nations of America.
    We are thrilled to be showcasing two of our indigenous writers, Laura Tohe and Gordon Henry alongside our guest editor, Kimberly Blaeser.
    Neil, Shug, Marcas and Jessamine will be joined by some extra special Scottish guests, to be revealed.
    Tune in live on YouTube:
    The launch will be recorded and uploaded to Facebook, shortly after.
  • 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

  • Thu
    24
    Mar
    2022
    12:45 pmPennsylvania Convention Center (In-person & online)

    (Lucille Lang Day, Kimberly M. Blaeser, Denise Low, Craig Santos Perez, Kimberly G. Wieser)

     

    Indigenous peoples are those who’ve had the longest relationship with any given place. They have the deepest knowledge of the plants and animals, and they are the longest-serving stewards of the land, often for 10,000 years or more. Respect for the land is an integral part of indigenous cultures. The panelists will discuss what indigenous writers bring to the broader conversation of poetry concerning environmental preservation, ecosystem damage, and

    climate change and read representative poems.

     

    2022 AWP Indigenous-Aboriginal American Writers Caucus 
    Friday March 25, 2022 5:00pm 126A, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level Philadelphia
    Kimberly Blaeser, Rena Priest, and Deborah Taffa — Shauna Osborn, Organizer
  • Fri
    25
    Mar
    2022
    2:20 pmPennsylvania Convention Center (In-person & online)

    (LeAnne Howe, Kim Blaeser, Heid Erdrich)

    Panelists discuss the making of the landmark anthology When The Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through. The poetry, songs, and chants in the anthology span four centuries and includes 161 Native nations poets. There is nothing like it that can account for the lands and the poets and poetry that came from these lands. Panelists will discuss the editorial structure of the book that begins in the East to North and continues West and then to the South.

    2022 AWP Indigenous-Aboriginal American Writers Caucus 
    Friday March 25, 2022 5:00pm 126A, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level Philadelphia
    Kimberly Blaeser, Rena Priest, and Deborah Taffa — Shauna Osborn, Organizer
  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2022
    6:00 pmJohn Olver Design Building

    Poet and prose writer Kimberly Blaeser will read from past and current work. Formerly the Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Blaeser is the author of five poetry collections including Copper YearningApprenticed to Justice, and Résister en dansant/Ikwe-niimi: Dancing Resistance. A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor and MFA faculty for Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Blaeser is founding director of In-Na-Po—Indigenous Nations Poets. Santee Frazier, visiting faculty in poetry in the MFA for Poets and Writers, will moderate a Q&A following the reading.

    For registration and more information, follow this link to the event page:

    https://fac.umass.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=ASA22&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=

  • Mon
    04
    Apr
    2022
  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2022
    11:00 amThe Newberry, Ruggles Hall

    Join us for a morning of First Peoples poetry with American Indian poets Kimberly BlaeserElise PaschenMark Turcotte, and Gwen Westerman, moderated by poet Gordon Henry.

    This reading will be dedicated to the work of Joy Harjo, United States Poet Laureate and editor of Living Nations, Living Words, an anthology of poems by American Indian poets reflecting on themes of place and displacement. The book is the companion to her online project Living Nations, Living Words, A Map of First People’s Poetry.

    More information about registration here: https://www.newberry.org/04092022-first-peoples-poetry-reading-tribute-living-nations-living-words-project

  • Mon
    20
    Jun
    2022
    Sun
    26
    Jun
    2022
    Bemidji State University

    Beyond the Expected Poem

    A “successful” poem or series of poems sometimes traps us into repeating the formula.  How do we keep our poetry practice vital? If writing is inquiry, where do we look for unexpected questions that will enrich our poems? In this generative workshop, writers will set aside their comfortable habits and try new tools of inquiry, bend their forms and usual approaches to writing, and engage in unexpected “collaborations.” Our days will include writing exercises and prompts, discussion of excerpts from essays on poetics, and inspiration from the natural world. We will read a diverse range of poems as inspiration and with an eye on their architecture and method. As we share drafts and plan revisions, we will try to move beyond intention by following the energy of the image(s) and the detours of language. Participants should leave the workshop with a group of new poem drafts and a “bank” of ideas for further writing.

    https://www.northwoodswriters.org/the-conference/faculty-workshops/poetry-kimberly-blaeser