Event Information:

  • Sat

    First Peoples Poetry Reading: A Tribute to the Living Nations, Living Words Project

    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:

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

Event Information:

  • Fri

    The Light of the World Came Through

    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