Natalie Diaz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Mojave American poet, language activist, former professional basketball player and educator. She is enrolled in the Gila River Indian Community and identifies as Akimel O'odham. Diaz is the author of "When My Brother Was an Aztec," winner of the American Book Award, and "Postcolonial Love Poem," winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and finalist for both the National Book Award and the Forward Prize. A 2018 MacArthur Fellow, Lannan Literary Fellow, Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow, and United States Artists Ford Fellow, Diaz is Director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands and the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University.
Awards: MacArthur Fellow