March 29, 2018KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Kimberly Blaeser

Anishinaabe poet and former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser speaks with Janet McAdams, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in Poetry at Kenyon College, about picto-poems, watery places, and Native writing in the twenty-first century.

Kimberly Blaeser is the author of three collections of poetry: Apprenticed to Justice, Absentee Indians and Other Poems, and Trailing You. Blaeser is Anishinaabe, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and grew up on the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. She is the editor of Stories Migrating Home: A Collection of Anishinaabe Prose and Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry. Blaeser is currently at work on a collection of “Picto-Poems” which combine her photographs and poetry. Blaeser was awarded the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015-2016, among other numerous honors and awards. She is a professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she teaches creative writing and Native American literatures.

Janet McAdams’s most recent poetry collection is the chapbook, Seven Boxes for the Country After. She serves as general editor of KROnline’s Micro-Reviews.

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