515 N 5th St
Bismarck, ND 58501
North Dakota State University Press, in collaboration with Bismarck Public Library, is pleased to host the debut reading of Thunderbird, the newest collection of poetry by North Dakota Associate Poet Laureate Denise K. Lajimodiere. It will be at Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library, Room B, on May 7 at 2:30 p.m. At the heart of Thunderbird is a poetic treatise on the historical, cultural, medicinal, and spiritual properties of the birch tree, which Denise employs in her renowned birch bark biting art. Assembled and printed at the Braddock Letterpress Print Museum by publishing interns, each numbered, limited edition copy of Thunderbird bears an original piece of birch bark biting art. This event is free and open to the public.
Denise is an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, North Dakota. She is Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership at North Dakota State University. She is also a traditional Jingle Dress dancer, a poet (Dragonfly Dance [Michigan State University Press, 2010] and Bitter Tears [Mammoth Press, 2016]), and a Birch Bark Biting artist.