Welcome to Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission

Current Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser

Kimberly Blaeser, the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015–2016, lives in Lyons Township (midway between Burlington and Lake Geneva), Wisconsin. Drawing on literal observation and the power of metaphor, Blaeser’s poems create complex harmonies between the vibrant natural world and the resonant human imagination.

The author of three acclaimed poetry collections—...

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