River Ian Kerstetter
River Ian Kerstetter is the founder of TIES Poetry, a series of open mics and readings celebrating Indigenous queer, trans and two-spirit writers. Courtesy of Max Lubbers / WBEZ
River Ian Kerstetter
River Ian Kerstetter is the founder of TIES Poetry, a series of open mics and readings celebrating Indigenous queer, trans and two-spirit writers. Courtesy of Max Lubbers / WBEZ

After often feeling like the only Native or queer person in a room, River Ian Kerstetter set out to make her own space with TIES Poetry.

Reset talks with Kerstetter about the group and their own artistic journey.

GUEST: River Ian Kerstetter, artist, writer and co-founder of TIES Poetry, a series of open mics and readings celebrating Indigenous queer, trans and two-spirit writers

River Ian Kerstetter
River Ian Kerstetter is the founder of TIES Poetry, a series of open mics and readings celebrating Indigenous queer, trans and two-spirit writers. Courtesy of Max Lubbers / WBEZ
River Ian Kerstetter
River Ian Kerstetter is the founder of TIES Poetry, a series of open mics and readings celebrating Indigenous queer, trans and two-spirit writers. Courtesy of Max Lubbers / WBEZ

After often feeling like the only Native or queer person in a room, River Ian Kerstetter set out to make her own space with TIES Poetry.

Reset talks with Kerstetter about the group and their own artistic journey.

GUEST: River Ian Kerstetter, artist, writer and co-founder of TIES Poetry, a series of open mics and readings celebrating Indigenous queer, trans and two-spirit writers