Apr. 29, 2015: An Evening of Poetry

April 29, 2015—An Evening of Poetry with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser and Margaret Noodin

Closing out National Poetry Month 2015, poets Kimberly Blaeser and Margaret Noodin will be on campus for a lively evening of poetry in the historic Eisenberg Memorial Hall. Please join us for this event Wednesday, April 29, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.


photo of Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser

Kimberly Blaeser is the 2015–2016 Wisconsin Poet Laureate. She is the author of three poetry collections, Apprenticed to Justice, Absentee Indians and Other Poems, and Trailing You. She is also a professor of creative writing and Native American literatures at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Blaeser is Anishinaabe, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and grew up on the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota.


photo of Poet Margaret Noodin

Margaret Noodin is author of Weweni: Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English and Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature. She is a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and Interim Director of the Electa Quinney Institute. She is also one of the founders of the group Miiskwaasining Nagamojig (Swamp Singers) and ojibwe.net.


Event Details

  • Date: April 29, 2015, 4:30-6:00 PM
  • Location: Eisenberg Memorial Hall (Rm 304), Sensenbrenner Building, Marquette University
  • Admission: Free and open to the public

Planning to Attend?

  • View the campus map [PDF].
  • Visitor parking is available in 2 campus lots (fee required): on Wells Street between 12th and 13th, and on 16th Street between Wisconsin and Wells. See additional parking information.

Many thanks to the event's sponsors: Marquette University's Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Provost's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Raynor Memorial Libraries, and Native American Student Association; the Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative; and Woodland Pattern Book Center.

Questions? Please contact Elisa Coghlan at elisa.coghlan@mu.edu or (414) 288-7068.

Download the event flyer [PDF].

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