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Layli Long Soldier: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.:
This Santa Fe-based Oglala Lakota poet reads from and discusses her work. Her 2017 debut collection Whereas offers a 28-poem sequence, composed in response to the U.S Congressional Apology to Native Peoples Act signed by Barack Obama in 2009, exploring the systemic cultural erasure of native tribes. Followed by a Q&A. Also, tomorrow Soldier gives a free talk on “Documentary Poetics: Searching for the Emotional Subject(ive) Inside the Object(ive) Language of the Document” (10–11 a.m., 3222 Angell Hall). 5:30–6:30 p.m., UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. Livestream available for both programs at tinyurl.com/ZellWriters. Free, but capacity limited. firstname.lastname@example.org., . . . . . .