State gets a new poet laureate

The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission has selected Kimberly Blaeser of Burlington, Wisconsin, as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015–2016. Of Anishinaabe ancestry and a native of White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, Blaeser works as a professor of English at UW-Milwaukee, where she teaches creative writing, Native American literature and American nature writing. To learn more, visit