Poet Kimberly Blaeser Reads at Kent State

Date: Friday, March 6, 2024

Time: 7 p.m. EST

Where: Murphy Auditorium, 2nd floor in Rockwell Hall, Kent State University, 515 Hilltop Dr, Kent, OH

Kimberly Blaeser, author of of Ancient Light will read as part of the Wick Poetry Center Reading Series at Kent State University. 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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