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$19.99

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529012804
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 23/04/2019
  • Category: Literature & literary studies / Poetry by individual poets
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 128
  • Price: $19.99
Whereas confronts the coercive language of the United States government in its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes, and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its perpetrators. Through a virtuosic array of short lyrics, prose poems, longer narrative sequences, resolutions, and disclaimers, Layli Long Soldier has created a brilliantly innovative text to examine histories, landscapes, her own writing, and her predicament inside national affiliations.

Author Information

Layli Long Soldier is the author of Whereas. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.