by Michah Ling
Poetry. With a historian's perspective and a journalist's eye, Micah Ling surveys the oppression of America's indigenous people and the imposition of the United States government upon them. These inequalities are then used to draw parallels to the current Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and subsequent crimes and inequity. Set in two acts with two casts of characters, from Marlon Brando to Leonard Peltier to Banksy, SETTLEMENT cries out against injustices while celebrating the human will to persevere.
About the Author:
Micah Ling earned her master's degree in 20th Century American Literature and her master of fine arts degree in Poetry at Indiana University. She teaches in the English department at Franklin College, and in the MFA program at Butler University. She has three collections of poetry from sunnyoutside: SETTLEMENT (2012), SWEETGRASS (2010), and THREE ISLANDS (2009). Ling won the Indiana Emerging Author award for 2011.