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Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN

An Evening of Poetry with Former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser

The staff and students behind The Thunderbird Review literary anthology in the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College English Department are presenting an evening of poetry with former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. The reading will be followed by a short question and answer session.

The virtual event will be held online via Zoom and is free and open to everyone.

Access the event using this link: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/4618587742

Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016, is an Anishinaabe writer, photographer, and scholar. Blaeser is the author of five poetry collections including Copper Yearning, Apprenticed to Justice, and the bi-lingual Résister en dansant/Ikwe-niimi: Dancing Resistance. An indigenous activist and environmentalist from White Earth Reservation, Blaeser also edited Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry.

Blaeser is a professor at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and MFA faculty for the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. In 2020, Blaeser founded the literary organization In-Na-Po—Indigenous Nations Poets.

Blaeser resides in rural Wisconsin, and for portions of each year lives in a water-access cabin near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota.