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Brilliantly innovative text to examine histories landscapes her own writing and her predicament inside national affiliations “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” This strident plaintive book introduces a major new voice in contemporary literature. 45 that I’m rounding up because the poems contained within are beautiful raw angry resign

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Whereas by Layli Long SoldiTher’s language To sing she motions simultaneously with her hands; I watch her be in multiple musics from “WHEREAS Statements” 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 seuences resolutions and disclaimers Layli Long Soldier has created a. Layli Long Soldier is a citizen of the United States and of the Oglala Lakota Nation Her co