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100 Boots Poetry Series: Layli Long Soldier and Douglas Kearney

Friday, April 13, 7pm
Pulizter Arts Foundation

This series presents readings by a range of emerging, mid-career, and established poets from St. Louis and across the United States. The 100 Boots Poetry Series is co-organized by Jessica Baran, poet and Associate Director of Curatorial and Program Development at Barrett Barrera & Projects Plus Gallery; and Ted Mathys, poet and educator at St. Louis University. At each reading, limited-edition broadsides are available for free to audience members, and a selection of the poets’ books are for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books. The fourth event of the season features readings by poets Layli Long Soldier and Douglas Kearney.

Layli Long Soldier is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She has served as a contributing editor of Drunken Boat, and her poems have appeared in The American PoetThe American Reader, and The Kenyon Review Online. Long Soldier is the recipient of the 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellowship, a 2015 Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a 2016 Whiting Award. In 2017, she published her newest collection of poems, WHEREAS (Graywolf Press). She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently, Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry and silver medalist for the California Book Award (Poetry). He was the guest editor for 2015’s Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan). He has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and others. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including PoetrynocturnesPleiadesIowa ReviewBoston Review, and Indiana Review; and anthologies, including Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the SkyBest American PoetryBest American Experimental WritingOf Poetry and ProtestWide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and BeyondThe Breakbeat Poets, and What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Poets in America. Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts.

This event is presented by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. For more information, please visit

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Buck Studies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780986437373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fence Books - November 29th, 2016

Whereas: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977672
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017