Layli Long Soldier / Aug 18, 2019

Whereas The astonishing powerful debut by the winner of a Whiting Writers AwardWHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question What did I kn

  • Title: Whereas
  • Author: Layli Long Soldier
  • ISBN: 9781555977672
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • The astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers AwardWHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question What did I know about being Lakota Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment What did I know of our language but pieces Would I teach her to be pieces Until a friend comforted, DonThe astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers AwardWHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question What did I know about being Lakota Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment What did I know of our language but pieces Would I teach her to be pieces Until a friend comforted, Don t worry, you and your daughter will learn together Today she stood sunlight on her shoulders lean and straight to share a song in Din , her father 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 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 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.

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    1. Before I read these poems for the first time, I listened to an interview with Layli Long Solder on the On Being Podcast, which helped provide some context for the poems. Krista Tippett doesn't always get it right, but her questions were often good places to start the discussion. Layli Long Soldier does not want to be seen as a representative voice, which should be understandable, but if you read reviews of this collection you will see how many people get it wrong. The poems reflect her own exper [...]

    2. Find this and other Reviews at In Tori LexThese poems are memorable and moving, but most of all they're important. Being Native American is existing in a place that has massacred and stolen from your ancestors and now expects you to be appreciative for surviving. This poetry explores how hard it is to gain understanding from a government that downplays it's transgressions while apologizing. This author plays with language throughout her poetry, and used formatting to add depth to her poems. Most [...]

    3. 4.5 that I’m rounding up, because the poems contained within are beautiful, raw, angry, resigned, joyful, bodily real.

    4. (4.5 stars, rounded up for it's rawness) I'll admit I don't know a lot about poetry, but I thought this book was fantastic. It made me FEEL so much. It's so sad and beautiful and so worth reading.

    5. I felt out of my depth with this one. Some parts I loved, some went over my head. My favourite part was the discussion of the inadequacy of the congressional apology to Native Americans. It was well thought out and did interesting things with language and form. I think I need to reread this collection in a year or two when I've read a bit more modern poetry.

    6. I can't get over this book. It arrived on my doorstep yesterday, and already I have read through it 2 1/2 times. The 1/2 times being the poems I keep reading obsessively, like I do my favorite songs. Now I am going to go read it again.

    7. I find it hard to rate this book. I feel it is one of those books where any rating would take away from the message and power it clearly holds.

    8. Thanks to Graywolf for the ARC!WHEREAS is a breathtaking innovation. These poems breathe and grow and puncture; they consider grass and national identity and language and writing. Long Soldier wonders how we can capture a thing by assigning it a name, assigning words to it (Can we?), and especially how a government can atone for genocide. It is a song against silencing, against over-simplification, against homogenization, against misunderstanding, against misremembering, against nationalism. "I [...]

    9. “How do I language a collision arrived at through separation?” Layli Long Soldier asks in Whereas, her commanding and utterly necessary collection, this query informing the book as a whole, Long Soldier deftly employing a poetics of fracture, erasure, and obscuration toward attacking the American empire’s innumerable, and woefully ongoing, lies to and betrayals of Native Americans, Long Soldier’s lyrical indictment of oppressive legalese, not to mention oppressive language generally, abs [...]

    10. The first section of the collection plays with language and form. The second section is more grounded and is a response to the formal apology given by congress to the native peoples in 2009. Here again the author plays with language to demonstrate the emptiness of the apology. These poems are complex and working at a different level than many others I’ve read. A great, important collection.

    11. This is a collection worth digging your heels into: visceral, yet measured, attacks on language, perceived identity, and privilege. Worth spending time on/worth coming back to.

    12. "And whereas one of my students asks a visiting poet about education vaguely getting at what is worth pursuing? The poet suggests looking at whatever is/was missing in one's life and begin there. So many nods in the room around that table they acknowledge it too. In the missing power" (p. 67)"Yet I smash head-on into this specific differentiation: *the* Creator vs. *their* Creator. Whereas this alters my concern entirely--how do I language a collision arrived at through separation?"Those quotes [...]

    13. Layli Long Soldier’s book of poetry titled “Whereas” assuredly deserved the 2017 National Book Award nomination, if not the award thus far. Every single poem is deftly structured and offers to the lucky reader all about “the relationship between official political speech and literature’s capacity to write back.” Layli Long Soldier’s “Whereas” should be mandatory reading in all high school English classes. She writes from the perspective as a citizen of the United States and an [...]

    14. Whereas reminded me a little of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen—the political engagement of the poems, the fact that some of them are prose poems or in a form that isn’t conventionally “poetic.” Whereas is a powerful response to the Congressional Resolution of Apology to Native Americans, and in the introduction Long Soldier writes of having to live as a dual citizen of the US and the Oglala Lakota nation. The first part of the book, These Being the Concerns, feels more intimate, maybe more [...]

    15. This is a brilliant collection about the ongoing politics and conversation surrounding Native Americans and the U.S. government. Some poems are narrative-like and prose-y, while others are very visual and play on the page in different ways. I can't say I fully understood all the poems on the first read-through, and maybe some won't ever be completely clear, but you can definitely appreciate the work and narratives and confrontation here without having to "get" every last bit of it.My very favori [...]

    16. I cannot claim to KNOW poetry, but there is writing in Whereas by Layli Long Soldier that speaks to me.- "still I say baby soft like a poet two even syllables as. bo.dy. or I.was." Left, Two- “And let the body swing. From the platform. Out to the grasses.” 38I do not have the language to elaborate why, but I recommend this collection of poetry.

    17. Whereas poetry should not only exist as easily digestible sound bites there exists Layli Long Soldier’s collection WHEREAS - which is beautiful, and heartbreaking, and absolutely one of the best books of 2017. The poem “38”, which ends the first section, is a masterwork and destroyed me for days after reading it. I’m pulling for this one at the National Book Awards this month.

    18. A brilliant, moving, genre-whirling, language-questing collection of poems by a remarkable new voice. Recommended for all fans of poetryd any reader who wants to be rocked by a powerful feminist American Indian voice.

    19. What an emotionally potent collection. Several poems made me cry. And the forms she uses are the perfect vessel for delivering moments of joy, love, trauma, sorrow, and anger.

    20. This book is a preemptive declaration of the collective pain-body and wrongs done in the past do not simply go away. Reparations cannot and should not be made only financially-- a formal apology for wrongdoing must be sincere and grandiose for the real healing to begin.

    21. I don't have enough words to say how phenomenal, wrenching, and profoundly necessary this collection is. It's the best thing I've read all year. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

    22. Really strong book of poems. The first half had some real standouts (like "38"--I'll include a link) but others that I didn't quite get or understand what she was doing with form or shape (that's probably on me). The second half that deals with the formal apology of Congress to Native Americans is a tour de force. I really recommend reading this one. mudcityjournal/layli-l

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