From The Journal Times.com:
"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.
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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