Appearances

  • 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

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:

  • 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.