Poet Kimberly Blaeser Reads at Beloit College

Date: Friday, April 5, 2024

Time: 7 p.m., CDT

Where: Pearson’s Hall, Beloit College, 700 College St, Beloit, WI

Ojibwe poet Kimberly Blaeser will deliver this year’s Mackey Keynote Poetry reading accompanied by two other Indigenous Nations Poets at Beloit College. Kimberly Blaeser is author of Ancient Light. 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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