Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser Poetry Events

Friday, March 3 2017 - Saturday, March 4 2017

Woodson Art Museum
700 N 12th St Wausau, WI

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser’s upcoming poetry events:

Wednesday, March 2 | 7 p.m. 
Poetry Recitation Challenge with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser
7:00 p.m., CCE James F. Veninga Theater
UW-Marathon County
Wausau, WI

Thursday, March 3 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Poetry Reading
CCE James F. Veninga Theater, Terrace Room 100
UW-Marathon County
Wausau, WI

Friday, March 4 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Picto-Poetry Workshop
Woodson Art Museum
700 N 12th St  Wausau, WI
Join Kimberly Blaeser to explore and create pictopoems.  Beginning with visual inspiration from artwork in the galleries, participants will articulate their connections to an image through vivid written descriptions called ekphrastic prose. Next, participants will create a visual interpretation of their prose using relief printmaking, letterpress, and mixed-media collage techniques. All materials provided but participants are encouraged to bring reference images for inspiration, if desired.

Friday, March 4 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Picto-Poem Reading
Woodson Art Museum
Kim Blaeser presents her photographs, ekphrastic poetry, and picto-poems and shares how her intersecting layers of text and image reference Native American pictographs, the natural world, and the reimagining of indigenous culture and voice. Taken from Blaeser’s evolving Ancient Light collection, these images invite viewers to reconsider the lines between place and spirit, anger and humor, and image and voice.