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2016-2017 Academic Year



Kimberly Blaeser

November 15-18, 2016

Public reading in the TRC Boardroom at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 15

Kimberly Blaeser, College of Saint Benedict class of 1977, is the current Poet Laureate of Wisconsin. She is also a professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she teaches Creative Writing and Native American Literatures.She is the author of three collections of poetry: Apprenticed to Justice, Absentee Indians and Other Poems, and Trailing You.Blaeser is Anishinaabe, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and grew up on the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. She is the editor of Stories Migrating Home: A Collection of Anishinaabe Prose and Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry.Blaeser is currently at work on a collection of "Picto-Poems" which combines her photographs and poetry.

For more information about Kimberly Blaeser and her work, please visit http://kblaeser.org/

Fanny Howe
January 23-27, 2017

Public Reading January 25, 7:00 pm, Gorecki 204 A&B

Fanny Howe is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose. Howe grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and studied at Stanford University. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts, and the Village Voice, as well as fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the MacDowell Colony. Her Selected Poems won the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. In 2001 and 2005, Howe was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. In 2008 she won an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2009.

Howe taught for almost 20 years in Boston, at MIT, Tufts University, and elsewhere, before taking a job at the University of California at San Diego, where she is professor emerita. In 2012, she was the inaugural visiting writer in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Her papers are housed at Stanford University. She lives in Massachusetts.

Howe will also be in St. Paul, with a reading from THE NEEDLE'S EYE.

For more information about Fanny Howe and her work, please visit http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/fanny-howe