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
    04
    Dec
    2020

    Songs at the Confluence: Indigenous Poets on Place

    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