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You need these from  #modernlibrary. Edited by the great  #laylilongsoldier.

“Now / make room in the mouth / for grassesgrassesgrasses”
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“When I write comma I come closer to people I want to know comma to the language I want to speak. // Then a friend remarks When we speak comma question marks dashes lines little black dots don’t flash or jiggle in the air before us comma in truth it’s the rise and fall of the voice we must capture to mean a thing in writing. Leaning his head toward a page with some vulnerable line he adds And isn’t it interesting how a comma can tip a phrase into sentimentality.” — Layli Long Soldier, WHEREAS (@graywolfpress 2017) // this quote comes from a poem titled “Wahpániča” (there is also a diacritic mark over the h, but instagram isn’t letting me include it) — Part I, “These Being the Concerns”
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This was a loan/recommendation from my friend Coda, but had been on my list for ages! mini-review: an excellent poetry collection with a good balance of experimental/abstract portions alongside easier-to-understand narrative-centric portions. Layli Long Soldier wants to challenge her readers while still maintaining a sense of instructing, of outlining an argument. She deals especially with the idea of official statements / legal argumentation, how you express the fact of having been wronged or even begin to “accept” an apology; sidenote, in many ways I see this in conversation with Monica Youn’s “Blackacre,” also a Graywolf poetry book, which dealt with legal language and conventions within poetry.
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“Now / make room in the mouth / for grassesgrassesgrasses” . . “When I write comma I come closer to people I want to know comma to the language I want to speak. // Then a friend remarks When we speak comma question marks dashes lines little black dots don’t flash or jiggle in the air before us comma in truth it’s the rise and fall of the voice we must capture to mean a thing in writing. Leaning his head toward a page with some vulnerable line he adds And isn’t it interesting how a comma can tip a phrase into sentimentality.” — Layli Long Soldier, WHEREAS (@graywolfpress 2017) // this quote comes from a poem titled “Wahpániča” (there is also a diacritic mark over the h, but instagram isn’t letting me include it) — Part I, “These Being the Concerns” . . This was a loan/recommendation from my friend Coda, but had been on my list for ages! mini-review: an excellent poetry collection with a good balance of experimental/abstract portions alongside easier-to-understand narrative-centric portions. Layli Long Soldier wants to challenge her readers while still maintaining a sense of instructing, of outlining an argument. She deals especially with the idea of official statements / legal argumentation, how you express the fact of having been wronged or even begin to “accept” an apology; sidenote, in many ways I see this in conversation with Monica Youn’s “Blackacre,” also a Graywolf poetry book, which dealt with legal language and conventions within poetry. . .  #laylilongsoldier  #whereas  #poetry  #poems  #poetrycollection  #creativewriting  #womenwriters  #readersofinstagram  #writersofinstagram  #indiepress  #poetsofinstagram  #wocwriters  #ushistory  #nativeamericanlit  #indigenouslit  #instabooks  #instalibros  #instareads

My post-peak-sheep summer reading list is probably also my autumn reading list, but what of calendars with writing this incandescent? I hope some of these words find their way to you. 
From top to bottom:
1 - Meander, Spiral, Explode by Jane Alison
2 - Madness, Rack, and Honey by Mary Ruefle (Both of these are writing craft books.)
3 - Whereas by Layli Long Soldier ("Whereas at four years old I read the first chapter of the Bible aloud I was not Christian / Whereas my hair unbraided ran the length of my spine I sometimes sat on it")
4 - Wild Geese Sorrow - The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island by Jeffrey Thomas Leong (immigrant prisoners' words to each other, 1910-1940)
5 - The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka (reread, been awhile)
6 - Biopiracy by Vandana Shiva 
7 - Poso Wells by Gabriela Aleman (noir eco-thriller)
8 - Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora
9 - When My Brother Was An Aztec by Natalie Diaz
10 - Come On All You Ghosts by Matthew Zapruder
11 - The Tradition by Jericho Brown (reader, I met him in March, hand to God, so this copy is SIGNED)
12 - Birds of Berkeley by Oliver James
13 - The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason
14 - Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore (shout out to my birth state of Michigan and the Ohio Pawpaw Festival)
15 - Hungry Ghost Theater by Sarah Stone (wild, magical, incredible)
16 - Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett * Recently finished but never done: Deaf Republic and Dancing in Odessa by Ilya Kaminsky 
@copper_canyon_press @citylightsbooks @heydaybooks @graywolfpress @catapult @jerichobrown1 #ilyakaminsky #pawpaw 
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My post-peak-sheep summer reading list is probably also my autumn reading list, but what of calendars with writing this incandescent? I hope some of these words find their way to you. From top to bottom: 1 - Meander, Spiral, Explode by Jane Alison 2 - Madness, Rack, and Honey by Mary Ruefle (Both of these are writing craft books.) 3 - Whereas by Layli Long Soldier ("Whereas at four years old I read the first chapter of the Bible aloud I was not Christian / Whereas my hair unbraided ran the length of my spine I sometimes sat on it") 4 - Wild Geese Sorrow - The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island by Jeffrey Thomas Leong (immigrant prisoners' words to each other, 1910-1940) 5 - The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka (reread, been awhile) 6 - Biopiracy by Vandana Shiva 7 - Poso Wells by Gabriela Aleman (noir eco-thriller) 8 - Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora 9 - When My Brother Was An Aztec by Natalie Diaz 10 - Come On All You Ghosts by Matthew Zapruder 11 - The Tradition by Jericho Brown (reader, I met him in March, hand to God, so this copy is SIGNED) 12 - Birds of Berkeley by Oliver James 13 - The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason 14 - Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore (shout out to my birth state of Michigan and the Ohio Pawpaw Festival) 15 - Hungry Ghost Theater by Sarah Stone (wild, magical, incredible) 16 - Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett * Recently finished but never done: Deaf Republic and Dancing in Odessa by Ilya Kaminsky @copper_canyon_press @citylightsbooks @heydaybooks @graywolfpress @catapult @jerichobrown1  #ilyakaminsky  #pawpaw  #laylilongsoldier  #jerichobrown  #reading  #summerreading  #readersofinstagram  #bookstagram  #books  #bookshelf

I'm slowly making my way through my poetry tbr, and Whereas by Layli Long Soldier is my most recent selection. This collection is high-concept and extremely powerful, and seems strongly influenced by modernist poets like E. E. Cummings and William Carlos Williams. It's interesting that Williams sought to create a truly American poetic language in his work Paterson, and as a Native American Long Soldier is able to co-opt and expand his efforts to rightfully establish herself as an essential voice , long ignored but more important than her white male predecessors. She focuses her concept on the inadequacy of the Congressional Resolution of Apology to Native Americans, signed in 2009 by President Obama without fanfare, only read aloud by a senator to tribal leaders of 5 of the 509 recognized tribes in the US. This collection is both important and masterful, and it's not easy feel-good writing meant to soothe or mollify. It's challenging and risky, daring to demand the discomfort of its reader. It is also often very beautiful, with lines that demand to be re-read and underlined. There is no denying the radical step forward Long Soldier's words represent, and I'm thrilled that we are making room for voices like hers to be heard. Note: I purchased this copy at A Book For All Seasons in Leavenworth, WA, whose tiny space housed one of the best-curated poetry sections I've ever seen. .
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I'm slowly making my way through my poetry tbr, and Whereas by Layli Long Soldier is my most recent selection. This collection is high-concept and extremely powerful, and seems strongly influenced by modernist poets like E. E. Cummings and William Carlos Williams. It's interesting that Williams sought to create a truly American poetic language in his work Paterson, and as a Native American Long Soldier is able to co-opt and expand his efforts to rightfully establish herself as an essential voice , long ignored but more important than her white male predecessors. She focuses her concept on the inadequacy of the Congressional Resolution of Apology to Native Americans, signed in 2009 by President Obama without fanfare, only read aloud by a senator to tribal leaders of 5 of the 509 recognized tribes in the US. This collection is both important and masterful, and it's not easy feel-good writing meant to soothe or mollify. It's challenging and risky, daring to demand the discomfort of its reader. It is also often very beautiful, with lines that demand to be re-read and underlined. There is no denying the radical step forward Long Soldier's words represent, and I'm thrilled that we are making room for voices like hers to be heard. Note: I purchased this copy at A Book For All Seasons in Leavenworth, WA, whose tiny space housed one of the best-curated poetry sections I've ever seen. . .  #poetrysunday  #readpoetry  #diversepoets  #whereas  #laylilongsoldier @graywolfpress  #reader  #readdaily  #booksbooksbooks  #shelfie  #bookshelf  #bookstagram  #bookreview  #readdiversebooks  #bookseller  #53

Over on Twitter we’ve been talking about an episode of @tin_house podcast “Between the Covers” with David Naimon and his interview with Layli Long Soldier. Long Soldier’s poem “Whereas Statements” was the basis of episode #46 for our podcast, and can be found in her collection “Whereas”.
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“Whereas” was published in 2017 by @graywolfpress, and won the #nationalbookcriticscircleaward for poetry as well as the #penjeansteinaward.
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Over on Twitter we’ve been talking about an episode of @tin_house podcast “Between the Covers” with David Naimon and his interview with Layli Long Soldier. Long Soldier’s poem “Whereas Statements” was the basis of episode  #46 for our podcast, and can be found in her collection “Whereas”. • • • “Whereas” was published in 2017 by @graywolfpress, and won the  #nationalbookcriticscircleaward for poetry as well as the  #penjeansteinaward. • • •  #poet  #laylilongsoldier  #poetry  #whereasstatements  #poetrypodcast  #literarypodcast

i 🖤 burgs and explosions as much as the next goon but seriously, fuck this holiday. #laylilongsoldier

i 🖤 burgs and explosions as much as the next goon but seriously, fuck this holiday.  #laylilongsoldier

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