Natalie Diaz, Independent Scholar/Poet
Natalie Diaz is a poet and a language activist. She is the author of the acclaimed collection of poems, When My Brother was an Aztec. She is a member of the Gila River Indian Community, and she leads a project to preserve and revitalize the Mojave language. Her poetry draws on the rich and sad history of the American southwest to describe spiritual loss, addiction, and transcendence in the landscape. A onetime professional basketball player in addition to her many other achievements, she is this year a Hodder Fellow at Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts.
Reception immediately following.
(co-sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts)