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:

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2015

    Arts Day 2015, Legislative Breakfast

    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/