November 25, 2022

Poetry reading scheduled at Concord Public Library


The poetry program sponsored by the Amis de la Concorde library continues in October with three poets from Indigenous nations speaking virtually on Sunday, October 24 at 3 p.m.

T Kimberly M. Blaeser, Jennifer Elise Foerster and Heid E. Erdrich will each read their work in a fascinating program via Zoom.

To register, go to and click on News and Events, scrolling until October 24.

The three authors and editors will discuss the historical anthology When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, published in 2020.

Through their essays, they address regional thematic concerns and poetic forms from all regions of the United States.

Blaeser is Professor of English and Native Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2020, Blaeser founded the In-Na-Po literary organization, Indigenous Nations Poets.

Foerster is the author of Leaving Tulsa and Bright Raft in the Afterweather published by the University of Arizona Press. She is of German, Dutch and Myskoke descent and a member of the Myskoke Nation of Oklahoma.

Heid Erdrich is the author of seven books of poetry, a non-fiction work on native foods, and she edited the anthology New Poets of Native Nations for Graywolf Press. His accolades include a National Poetry Series award and two Minnesota Book Awards. She teaches in the low-residency Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Augsburg. She is Ojibwa and registered with Turtle Mountain. His book Little Big Bully won a National Poetry Series award.

The presentation is part of the Concord Festival of Authors.