The Coe is thrilled to announce that the poet Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota) will be writer-in-residence at the Coe from February through March 2022.In this case, her residency is taking place in the Coe’s Collection Building, which neighbors the Project Space. As part of our ongoing commitment to sharing our wealth of space and supporting local Indigenous artists in their projects, we are pleased to host Layli as she completes her current manuscript.
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 are featured 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 resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.