Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016, is the author of five poetry collections including "Copper Yearning," "Apprenticed to Justice," and, the bi-lingual "Résister en dansant/Ikwe-niimi: Dancing Resistance." An Indigenous activist and environmentalist from White Earth Reservation, she also edited "Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry." Blaeser is a Professor at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and MFA faculty for the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Her photographs, picto-poems, and ekphrastic pieces have been included in exhibits such as “Ancient Light” and “Visualizing Sovereignty.” She lives in rural Wisconsin; and, for portions of each year, in a water-access cabin near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. Blaeser is founder of the literary organization In-Na-Po—Indigenous Nations Poets.