Kimberly Blaeser

Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016, is the author of five poetry collections including Copper YearningApprenticed to Justice, and the bi-lingual Résister en dansant/Ikwe-niimi: Dancing ResistanceAn Indigenous activist and environmentalist from White Earth Reservation, she also edited Traces in BloodBone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry.  A Professor at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and MFA faculty for the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, in 2020 Blaeser founded the literary organization In-Na-Po—Indigenous Nations Poets. She lives in rural Wisconsin; and, for portions of each year, in a water-access cabin near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota.

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