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Poetry Reading: Natalie Diaz

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Cosponsored by the Program in American Indian Studies and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Date
Apr 7, 2022   7:30 pm  
Speaker
Natalie Diaz (Creative Writing, Arizona State University)
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Originating Calendar
HRI

Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press, and her second book, Postcolonial Love Poem, was published by Graywolf Press in March 2020. She is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow, as well as a Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. She was awarded the Princeton Holmes National Poetry Prize and a Hodder Fellowship. In 2021 she received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.


She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the United States Artists, where she is an alumni of the Ford Fellowship. Diaz is Director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands and is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University.

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