On Wednesday, February 16 at 3:30pm, poet, essayist, & linguist Natalie Diaz read for the Boudreaux Visiting Writer Series hosted by the USC Department of English and the PhD in Creative Writing & Literature Program.
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. Awarded the 2021 Pulizer Prize in Poetry, Postcolonial Love Poem, her second book of poetry, was published by Graywolf Press in 2020. Her first collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2012. She is 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, a Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. She was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, and a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, as well as being awarded a US Artists Ford Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program.