Wave goodbye (and good riddance) to February with us on the 28th.



Poet                       Kimberly Blaeser

Musician              Clayton Strasburg

Writer                  Rev William Grimbol 

KIMBERLY BLAESER is the author of three collections of poetry: Apprenticed to JusticeAbsentee Indians and Other Poems, and Trailing You.  A Professor at University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee where she teaches Creative Writing and Native American Literatures, Blaeser is Anishinaabe, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe who 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.  Her writing has been widely anthologized, most recently in The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Selections of her poetry have been translated into several languages including Spanish, Norwegian, Indonesian, and French.  Blaeser, is currently at work on a collection of “Picto-Poems,” bringing together her work in photography and poetry.
CLAYTON STRASBURG is a singer/songwriter who has been a part of several Milwaukee based bands including Kingdom Nada, D.C. Monroe and Lemon Pie. He has produced two EPs and three full length albums, including his most recent eponymous album, to be released in February 2015. He will be performing an acoustic set with poet/singer Emily Hall from the folk group Lyra Vega.
REV WILLIAM GRIMBOL was minister of Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine for many years after being confirmed and ordained there. He spent 25 years at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church in New York where he ran a community center and worked with adolescents, then he returned to Racine to spend a couple more years preaching and retire. Rev Grimbol has written plays, books for teens, and Idiot’s Guide books on spiritual subjects. He loves to paint, and prints greeting cards with his paintings on them. He also blogs.

Please check out Nick Ramsey’s Kickstarter for his new album and promotional tour. Incentives include the album, admission to the CD release party, Nick’s poetry chapbook, custom verses written just for you, and a homemade dinner! He needs to raise $6,000 by March 10th. FAMILY POWER!

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