Appearances

  • Fri
    20
    Jun
    2014
    Mon
    23
    Jun
    2014

    Native North American Survivance and Memory: Celebrating Gerald Vizenor

    International Conference

    Learn more information about this event at nativestudies.univie.ac.at.

  • Fri
    14
    Nov
    2014
    Fri
    12
    Dec
    2014
    UWM Union Art Gallery, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI

    Opening Reception: Friday, November 14– 5-8PM /Artist Talk @ 7PM Visualizing Sovereignty features a selection of contemporary American Indian artists whose work addresses cultural implications of sovereignty through vivid, visual commentaries.

  • Wed
    19
    Nov
    2014
    7-9 p.m.#midwestpoetics
  • Sun
    23
    Nov
    2014
    2:00 pmWoodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI

    Join us for a reading of local and regional poets in celebration of HYBRID: Transported by Word and Image. HYBRID is an installation of poetry and photography in taxi cabs, a project that began in Madison, WI, where the work of 43 poets was paired with photographs taken by Thomas Ferrella. Poet and curator, Sara Parrell, worked with Ferrella to combine photographs and poems in order to create unique works of art, which were then installed in each of the Prius cabs owned by the Green Cab Company in Madison. Since September 1st, these works have been on view in Milwaukee in the Prius cabs owned by the American United Taxi Cab Company.

    Free event.
    Find out more on the Event Facebook page.

  • Mon
    12
    Jan
    2015
    3:30 & 3:45 p.m.Tune In to 90.7

    Kim will be on Wisconsin Public Radio's Central Time speaking with Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert about her new appointment to the post of Wisconsin Poet Laureate.  Start listening at 3:30 to hear outgoing WPL, Max Garland!

  • Mon
    19
    Jan
    2015
    6:00 pmThe Coffee House @ Chestnut & Pine, Burlington, WI

    Kim will reading at this high school Poetry Out Loud competition along with poets Ching-in Chen, Tobias Wray, and Peter Burzynski.

  • Fri
    13
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmFireside Lounge, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union
  • Sun
    22
    Feb
    2015
    2:00 pmWoodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI

    Installation, Reading and Reception: Official installation of the new Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser and recognizing the outgoing Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland.

  • Sat
    28
    Feb
    2015
    6:00 -8:00 p.m.Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine, WI

    Bonk!Poetry and music performers: Kimberly Blaser, WI Poet Laureate; Clayton Strasburg, Milwaukee singer-songwriter performing with Emily Hall; Rev. William Gimbol, writer.
    Doors open at 5 p.m. Free admission.

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2015
    7:30 - 8:15 p.m.MMoCA • 227 State Street • Madison

    In this special evening of poetry, members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFoP); Wisconsin's Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser; Madison’s Poets Laureate, Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman; and other invited poets will read original works inspired by Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century.

    You too are encouraged to share your vision(s) of the city through Twitter using #writeyourmadison. All tweets sent by February 15 will contribute to a group collage poem that will be performed at the event. Write Your Madison is a digital place-making project by Madison's Poets Laureate and Cowfeather Press that invites collaboration and conversation through poetry about Madison. Learn more at Cowfeather Press.

    Poets Respond to Madison is organized in conjunction with Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century and the artists’ project, Madison: A Cooperative Almanac, by MMoCA’s education department in partnership with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFoP) and Madison’s Poets Laureate.

    MMoCA Nights admission $10/Members free.

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 pmMadison Central Library • 201 West Mifflin Street • Madison, WI

    The annual Arts Day Legislative Breakfast, at the Central Library, featuring:
    o Keynote speaker Randy Cohen, Vice President for Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC, on the power, benefit and impact of the arts locally and globally.
    o Wisconsin’s new Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser reads from her work.
    Arts Day 2015 | March 11, 2015
    Wisconsin’s biggest day for the arts and creativity!
    Learn more at www.artswisconsin.org/arts-day-2015/

     

     

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2015
    9:00-10:15 a.m.Isleta Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Panel Presentation with Gordon Henry & David Stirrup. nalslogo"Native Subjects: Euro-American Impositions and Subjectifixations on the Life, Culture, and Thought of Indigenous People"

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015
    Evening TBDIsleta Resort, Albuquerque, NM

    Reader's Theater Performance of Kim's Plays, "This Dance Among Dances" and "Woodpecker's Love Song" directed by Ryan Winn and including performance by Kim's daughter, Amber.nalslogo

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015
    11:30 RegistrationGrist Mill • 2645 Main Street • East Troy

    Thursday, Mar 19, 2015
    Walworth County Arts Council's Quarterly Luncheon
    Grist Mill • 2645 Main Street • East Troy
    Gather 11:30, Lunch 12:00 Noon, Reading 12:45

  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2015
    5:00-8:00 p.m.Reservation Tribal Government Building • • Nett Lake, MN

    Classroom Visits during the Day. Evening Festival Event 5:00 - 8:00 pm. to include Live Music, Food, Local Writers, and a Reading by Kim.

  • Thu
    02
    Apr
    2015
    5:00 pmMoore Lounge, Pearsons Hall, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

    Poetry Reading with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser
    Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

    Q & A: 4:00 p.m.

    Reading: 5:00 pm

    Location: Moore Lounge,
    Pearsons Hall

    Sponsored by: Weissberg Program for Human Rights

    Contact: Chris Fink, Betsy Brewer, finkc@beloit.edu, brewere@beloit.edu

  • 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

  • Mon
    18
    Jan
    2021
    7:00 pmZoom
    Poetry Reading in celebration of When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry edited by Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe, and Jennifer Elise Foerster. Featuring readings by Gordon Henry Jr., Roberta Hill, Cedar Sigo, and Tanaya Winder, and hosted by Kimberly Blaeser.
    Sun. Jan. 17 | 7 pm CT | $Give What You Can
    Presented in partnership with In-Na-Po (Indigenous Nations’ Poets), this reading is part of our series Native Writers in the 21st Century, which is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
    An Anishinabe poet and novelist, Gordon Henry, Jr. is an enrolled member of the White Earth Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota. His poetry has been published in anthologies such as Songs From This Earth On Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry (Greenfield Review Press, 1983) and Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First Native American Writers (University of Arizona Press, 1994). His novel The Light People (University of Oklahoma Press, 1994) was awarded The American Book Award in 1995. He has also co-authored the textbook The Ojibway (2004), to which he contributed a number of essays on Native American culture. A professor of English at Michigan State University and editor of the American Indian Studies Series at Michigan State University Press, Henry teaches courses in American literature, creative writing, and American Indian literature.
    Roberta Hill, an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is the author of the poetry collections Cicadas: New & Selected Poems (2013), Star Quilt (1984, 1999), and Philadelphia Flowers: Poems (1995), all out from Holy Cow Press. Her work has been anthologized in Harper’s Anthology of Twentieth Century Native American Poetry (1988), The Third Woman: Minority Women Writers of the United States (Houghton Mifflin, 1980), and Carriers of the Dream Wheel: Contemporary Native American Poetry (Harper & Row, 1975). A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Hill has taught English and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and in Poets-in-the-Schools programs in various states, including Minnesota, Arizona, and Oklahoma.
    Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Royals (Wave Books, 2017), Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He has taught workshops at St. Mary’s College, Naropa University, and University Press Books. He is currently a mentor in the low-residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He lives in Lofall, Washington.
    Tanaya Winder was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, Colorado. An enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, her background includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Black heritages. She is the author of Words Like Love (West End Press, 2015) and the chapbook Why Storms are Named After People and Bullets Remain Nameless (Poetic Fire, 2018). Poems from her manuscript Love in a Time of Blood Quantum were produced and performed by the Poetic Theater Productions Presents Company in NYC. Winder has taught writing courses at Stanford University, UC-Boulder, and the University of New Mexico and is the Director of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Upward Bound Program, which services Native American youth from 5 states, 12 high schools, and 5 reservations across the country. Winder is also a co-founder of As/Us: A Space for Women of the World and Sing Our Rivers Red, a traveling earring exhibit to raise awareness about murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. (Tanaya Winder photo credit: Natahnee Winder)
  • Sat
    30
    Jan
    2021
    6:30 pmBONK! Facebook page

  • Sun
    31
    Jan
    2021
    3:00-4:00 pm CSTOnline

    QUEER HOUR + IN-NA-PO (INDIGENOUS NATIONS POETS), sponsored by The Queer Curatorial Fund of the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, & New Genres and Scott Gelzer & Sherry Goldsmith

    Jennifer Morales, Siwar Massanat, Elizabeth Hoover, CJ Scruton, franciszka voeltz, Canese Jarboe, & Jenni Moody / Kimberly Blaeser, Margaret Noodin, Craig Santos Perez, Jake Skeets, & LeAnne Howe

    This year's Marathon will be presented virtually via Crowdcast and simultaneously streamed over Facebook and Youtube. Attendees will not need to download a platform like Zoom or enter a registration code to attend. LINK TO ATTEND COMING SOON!

    For more information go to: https://www.woodlandpattern.org/poetry-marathon

  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2021
    7:00-9:00 pm CSTZoom

    Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, Winter Writers Reading Series, February 10th, 7-9 via Zoom.

    Register here: https://shakeragalley.org/product/wwrs-blaeser/

  • Wed
    03
    Mar
    2021
  • Thu
    04
    Mar
    2021
  • Sat
    13
    Mar
    2021
    11:30am-1:00pm ESTOnline
    Contributors to the new international poetry anthology, "No More Can Fit into the Evening," will present a virtual reading. Edited by Wisconsin poet Thomas Davis and New Mexico poet Standing Feather, the volume is headlined by some of the most important poets writing in the world today, including Terence Winch, John Looker, Kimberly Blaeser, and James Janko.
    A second reading will be held Sunday, March 14 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. to accommodate varying time zones.
    The reading is free but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit:  https://writeondoorcounty.org/event/international-poetry-reading/

    Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/120487689975025/

  • Thu
    08
    Apr
    2021
  • Thu
    15
    Apr
    2021
    7:00 pmZoom

    Sheltering with Poems: Community and Connection During COVID 

    Book Launch Group Reading, ZOOM Event

    Dwight Foster Public Library

    April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://www.fortlibrary.org/event/sheltering-with-poems-community-and-connection-during-covid

  • Sat
    17
    Apr
    2021
  • Mon
    19
    Apr
    2021
    6:00 pmOnline

    NEA BIG READ EVENT: 

    Native Arts & Indigenous Flourishing: Reading and Presentation 

    Monday, April 19, 6 p.m., virtual event

    Eastern Illinois Univeristy Department of English

  • Wed
    28
    Apr
    2021
  • Thu
    06
    May
    2021
    4:00-6:00pm PSTLivestream Zoom Webinar

    Registration Required

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:

  • Sun
    31
    Jan
    2021

    Woodland Pattern Virtual Poetry Marathon

    3:00-4:00 pm CSTOnline

    QUEER HOUR + IN-NA-PO (INDIGENOUS NATIONS POETS), sponsored by The Queer Curatorial Fund of the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, & New Genres and Scott Gelzer & Sherry Goldsmith

    Jennifer Morales, Siwar Massanat, Elizabeth Hoover, CJ Scruton, franciszka voeltz, Canese Jarboe, & Jenni Moody / Kimberly Blaeser, Margaret Noodin, Craig Santos Perez, Jake Skeets, & LeAnne Howe

    This year's Marathon will be presented virtually via Crowdcast and simultaneously streamed over Facebook and Youtube. Attendees will not need to download a platform like Zoom or enter a registration code to attend. LINK TO ATTEND COMING SOON!

    For more information go to: https://www.woodlandpattern.org/poetry-marathon