In-Na-Po Indigenous Nations Poets Year 3

Bookfair Stage, Sponsored by the Dramatists Guild, Exhibit Hall 1 & 2, Summit Building
Thursday, March 9, 2023
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Founded in 2020, In-Na-Po—Indigenous Nations Poets—is a national Indigenous poetry community committed to mentoring emerging writers, nurturing the growth of Indigenous poetic practices, and raising the visibility of all Native Writers past, present, and future. In-Na-Po recognizes the role of poetry in sustaining tribal sovereign nations and Native languages. This reading celebrates our third year of operation and follows on our inaugural retreat in Washington, DC, at the Library of Congress.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_IN-NA-PO_READING_OUTLINE_2023.pdf



Heid E. Erdrich is a poet, writer, editor, and winner of a National Poetry Series Award for Little Big Bully. She teaches in the low residency MFA program of Augsburg University. Heid is Ojibwe, enrolled at Turtle Mountain.

Kimberly Blaeser, past Wisconsin Poet Laureate and founding director of Indigenous Nation Poets, has published five poetry collections including Copper Yearning. An emeritus professor at UW—Milwaukee and MFA faculty member for Institute of American Indian Arts, she is Anishinaabe from White Earth.


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Kansas City Convention Center