March 2022

Natalie Diaz


Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, Calif., 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. 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.


Scheduled events:
Seeing the World Through My Eyes
Poet Natalie Diaz comes to the festival with an important new collection called "Postcolonial Love Poem," which invites us to see the world through the eyes of our indigenous neighbors. All too often their experiences aren't the ones we are able read about.

Nuestras RaĆ­ces Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Multigenre
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Panelist: Natalie Diaz
Moderator: Christopher Rubio-Goldsmith
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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