Kimberly Blaeser Selected as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate

The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission has selected Kimberly Blaeser of Burlington, Wisconsin, as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015–2016. The Commission praised Blaeser’s ability to reach a broad audience through her diverse and captivating works: poems exploring Native culture and family; poems of place and the environment; poems of witness; poems centered in the female experience, humor, and irony; even “picto-poems” that combine artwork with verse.

Speaking about her recent selection as Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Blaeser calls it “a wonderful honor and an opportunity to celebrate the state’s rich resources in poetry and put poetry to work in Wisconsin.”

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Further, Blaeser interviewed with Tom Luljak on Thursday, January 29th. The interview can be heard here. She will also present on Friday, February 13, at 7 p.m., at TEDxUWM Fireside Lounge in the UWM Union, on “Why Poetry Matters.”