On Friday, November 15 The Literary Southwest is honored to feature Layli Long Soldier, one of America’s most acclaimed poets. She will read for the series that night at 7 p.m. in the Yavapai College Library’s Susan N. Webb Community Room (Bldg. 19, Room 147) on the Prescott campus.

An open conversation, audience Q & A session, and a book signing follow the reading. Literary Southwest programs are presented admission free and are open to all.

Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. A finalist for the 2017 National Book Award, she is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a Whiting Award. Most recently, she received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award and the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. She is the author of WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017) and Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press, 2010). She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she is a visiting writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

The Hassayampa Institute presents The Literary Southwest is made possible by Yavapai College and the Yavapai College Foundation, with additional support provided by Peregrine Book Company.

For complete author and series information, visit: or contact Series Director Jim Natal through Yavapai College at 928-776-2295.