a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Kimberly Blaeser is a Professor of English and Native American Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and serves on faculty for the Institute of American Indian Arts low rez MFA program in Santa Fe. The author of three poetry collections—most recently Apprenticed to Justice; and the editor of Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry, she served as Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015-16. Blaeser’s scholarship, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have been widely anthologized, with poetry selections translated into several languages including Spanish, French, Norwegian, Indonesian, and Hungarian. Her new work in photography and picto-poems has been featured in exhibits and publications including “Visualizing Sovereignty” and is forthcoming in Geopoetics in Practice. Blaeser is Anishinaabe, enrolled and grew up on White Earth Reservation. A fourth collection of her poetry, Copper Yearning, is forthcoming from Holy Cow! Press in fall 2019.