Kimberly Blaeser Reads at Mahnomen High School

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., CST

Where: Mahnomen High School Auditorium, 203 S. Main St., Mahnomen, MN

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Ojibwe poet Kimberly Blaeser will read from and sign her book, Ancient Light. The event will be held at Mahnomen High School. Blaeser is graduate of Mahnomen High School. A community feast will be served at 5:30 pm. The reading will take place 6 – 7 p.m., followed by a book signing 7 – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

About the book:

Elegiac and powerful, Ancient Light uses lyric, narrative, and concrete poems to give voice to some of the most pressing ecological and social issues of our time. With vision and resilience, Kimberly Blaeser’s poetry layers together past, present, and futures. Against a backdrop of pandemic loss and injustice, MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women), hidden graves at Native American boarding schools, and destructive environmental practices, Blaeser’s innovative poems trace pathways of kinship, healing, and renewal. They celebrate the solace of natural spaces through sense-laden geo-poetry and picto-poems.

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