Kimberly Blaeser is the 2015–2016 Wisconsin Poet Laureate. She is the author of three poetry collections and is a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Blaeser is Anishinaabe, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and grew up on the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota.
Margaret Noodin is author of Weweni: Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English and Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature. She is a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and Interim Director of the Electa Quinney Institute. She is also one of the founders of the group Miiskwaasining Nagamojig (Swamp Singers) and ojibwe.net.
Both Blaeser and Noodin read poetry on Wednesday, April 29, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at Marquette University, Eisenberg Memorial Hall (Room 304), Sensenbrenner Building.