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:

  • Fri
    07
    Jan
    2022
    Fri
    04
    Mar
    2022

    No More Stolen Sisters Exhibit

    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.