Appearances

Event Information:

  • Mon
    12
    Oct
    2020

    Wisconsin Book Fest: Indigenous Poetics

    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.

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:

  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2022

    Art. Sustainability. Activism. - EcoLit: Kimberly Blaeser

    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=