Out on 18 April 2019

WHEREAS

Layli Long Soldier

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18 April 2019
9781529012804
128 pages
Synopsis

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.

In what is clearly a golden age for American poetry, Layli Long Soldier has to be out in front – one of the best collections of the century.

Andrew McMillan

Elegant, innovative, and necessary.

Buzzfeed

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