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A Poetry Reading by Layli Long Soldier

Date: 7:00pm PST November 15 Location: Frank Manor House

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Layli Long Soldier holds a BFA in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in The American Poet, BOMB, POETRY Magazine, The New York Times, The Kenyon Review Online, American Indian Journal of Culture and Research, PEN America, The Brooklyn Rail, Eleven Eleven and Mud City, among others. She is a recipient of the NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Writing Fellowship, a Whiting Award and The J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize from POETRY. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Ave Press, 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017). She resides in Santa Fe, NM.

WHEREAS is an excavation, reorganization and documentation of a structure of language that has talked the United States through its many acts of violence… . She has built a poetics that refuses … boundaries… . Long Soldier’s poems are radical in structure and constraint… . WHEREAS challenges the making and maintenance of an empire by transforming the page to withstand the tension of an occupied body, country and, specifically an occupied language… . Long Soldier reminds readers of their physical and linguistic bodies as they are returned to language through their mouths and eyes and tongues across the fields of her poems.”The New York Times Book Review

“Using elliptical prose, blank spaces, crossed-out text, and Lakota words, Long Soldier articulates both her identity and her literary undertaking.”The New Yorker

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Free and open to the public
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