Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Town of Lyons woman is new Wisconsin poet laureate"

From The Journal

January 17, 2015 10:00 pm  • 

"Poetry has been part of Kimberly Blaeser’s life since she was a young girl living on the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. Storytelling and other oral entertainment were important elements of her early family life, in a home with no electricity or running water, said Blaeser, who now lives in rural Town of Lyons near Burlington.

"Both of her parents loved poetry and she grew up hearing her father recite poems and having her mother read frequently to her and her older brother. Such exposure inspired Blaeser and her brother to become good at making up games and stories, she said. And, as soon as she could write, she began writing poetry."

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OrbsCorbs said...

I wondered why I hadn't met or herd about her. I know most of the poet professors at UW-Milwaukee. She's been an English professor there for 20 years. Then, it hit me. My knowledge is 20 years old. I forget that as I age, so does the rest of the world.