ECO LIT: Kimberly Blaeser

Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 6 p.m. John Olver Design Building
Free event | Register here

This event initiates the three-day series of events central to the Art. Sustainability. Activism. collaboration, an interdisciplinary endeavor shepherded by the Fine Arts Center, the MFA for Poets and Writers, and the School of Earth & Sustainability. Previous speakers include Roy Scranton and Amitav Ghosh.

Kimberly Blaeser, poet, photographer, and scholar, is a past Wisconsin Poet Laureate and founding director of In-Na-Po, Indigenous Nations Poets. The author of five poetry collections including Copper Yearning, Apprenticed to Justice, and the bilingual Résister en dansant/Ikwe-niimi: Dancing Resistance, Blaeser is an Anishinaabe activist and environmentalist and an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation. A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MFA faculty member at Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, she lives in rural Wisconsin and, for portions of each year, in a water-access cabin near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. Additional information is available on Blaeser's website.

Santee Frazier, visiting faculty in poetry in the MFA, will moderate a Q&A following the reading.


UMass Libraries Sustainability Fund
College of Humanities and Fine Art
Office of the Provost
English Department
MFA for Poets & Writers
School of Earth and Sustainability
Sustainability, Innovation, and Engagement Fund
Donors to the UMass Minute Fund for Paperbark
UMass Arts Council
UMass Environmental Humanities Initiative