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:

  • Thu
    24
    Mar
    2022

    Indigenous Ecopoetry: Environmental Perspectives from Those Who Came First

    12:45 pmPennsylvania Convention Center (In-person & online)

    (Lucille Lang Day, Kimberly M. Blaeser, Denise Low, Craig Santos Perez, Kimberly G. Wieser)

     

    Indigenous peoples are those who’ve had the longest relationship with any given place. They have the deepest knowledge of the plants and animals, and they are the longest-serving stewards of the land, often for 10,000 years or more. Respect for the land is an integral part of indigenous cultures. The panelists will discuss what indigenous writers bring to the broader conversation of poetry concerning environmental preservation, ecosystem damage, and

    climate change and read representative poems.

     

    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