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Layli Long Soldier
October 5, 2017 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Layli Long Soldier received a 2015 Lannan Fellowship for Poetry, a 2015 National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and a 2016 Whiting Writers’ Award. She is the author of Chromosomory and WHEREAS and has served as contributing editor of Drunken Boat. “I am,” she writes, “a citizen of the United States and an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, meaning I am a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation—and in this dual citizenship I must work, I must eat, I must art, I must mother, I must friend, I must listen, I must observe, constantly I must live.” She teaches at Diné College and lives in Santa Fe, NM.