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OCH & STS Welcome Layli Long Soldier this Summer

Join us Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at 101 Archer!

Layli Long Soldier headshot
Photo courtesy of Layli Long Soldier

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities (OCH) and Society for Textual Scholarship (STS) are pleased to welcome National Book Award finalist Layli Long Soldier to give an artist talk at 101 Archer. She will interweave her poetry, art, and stories of her creative process in a free presentation that is open to the public.

Cover of Long Soldier's 2017 publication WHEREAS
Cover of Long Soldier’s 2017 publication

Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in POETRY Magazine, The New York Times, The American Poet, The American Reader, The Kenyon Review, BOMB and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. She has also received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award, the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award, a 2021 Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, and the 2021 Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize in the UK. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press, 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017). She is a mentor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Long Soldier will be visiting Tulsa as the keynote for STS’s 2024 conference, which is being held at the University of Tulsa from June 6 – 8, 2024. This year’s conference explores the textuality of pressure, looking at ways texts reflect creative, social, and political pressure through content and form, as well as technological pressure, such as printing techniques and recording and playback processes.

Courtesy of Society for Textual Scholarship’s website

STS is an international organization of scholars working in textual studies, editing and editorial theory, electronic textualities, and issues of textual culture within and across a wide range of disciplines. The Society welcomes all those whose work explores the ideological structures and material processes that shape the creation, transmission, reception, production, and interpretation of texts, broadly conceived. To learn more, you can visit the organization’s website.