WHEREAS: A Poetry Reading and Discussion with Layli Long Soldier
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 Indian Journal of Culture and Research, American Poets, BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail, Eleven Eleven, KR Online, Mud City, the New York Times, PEN America, and Poetry, among others. She is a recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts & Culture Foundation, and a Whiting Award, and she was a finalist for a 2017 National Book Award. She is the author of WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017) and Chromosomory (Q Ave Press, 2010). She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Long Soldier will be introduced and moderated by Nick Estes, a fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and cofounder of the Red Nation, a Native-led political organization committed to revitalizing indigenous kinship and combating anti-indigenous violence in all of its manifestations.
This event is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and is cosponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP). The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donor gift that will help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.