Northwestern University

May
14
Tue 5:30 PM

Layli Long Soldier - 2019 Spring Writers' Festival Reading

Layli Long Soldier

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: English Department   847.491.7294

Group: English Department

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Category: Fine Arts

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Description:

Layli Long Soldier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA with honors from Bard College. She is the author of the chapbook Chromosomory (2010) and the full-length collection Whereas (2017), which won the National Books Critics Circle award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has been a contributing editor to Drunken Boat and poetry editor at Kore Press; in 2012, her participatory installation, Whereas We Respond, was featured on the Pine Ridge Reservation. In 2015, Long Soldier was awarded a National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry. She was awarded a Whiting Writer’s Award in 2016.
Long Soldier is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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