Sarah Rivett explores impact of Algonquin languages

Friday, Feb 7, 2020

Today on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, in an episode on “Native American Writing,” Professor of English and American Studies Sarah Rivett explores the profound impact that Algonquin languages have had on the European mindset and on the culture of the United States. Poets Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota) and Natalie Diaz (Mojave) and join BBC host Ian McMillan for a program in which they explore the power of pleasure, the effect of recurring images, and the way language can fall short in conveying apology.

The program is available online shortly after broadcast.