Natalie Diaz


Natalie Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community. After playing professional basketball in Europe and Asia for several years, she completed her MFA in poetry and fiction at Old Dominion University. She was awarded the Bread Loaf 2012 Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry and a 2012 Narrative Prize for her poem “Downhill Triolets.” She currently lives in Mohave Valley, Arizona, and directs a language revitalization program at Fort Mojave, her home reservation. There she works with the last Elder speakers of the Mojave language.

Natalie Diaz elsewhere on

Natalie Diaz, 2012, (Residency)
Natalie Diaz, 2012, (Literary: Awards, Fellowships, and Grants)

Natalie Diaz Lannan Podcast Episodes

Natalie Diaz, Reading, 30 September 2012 – Audio
Natalie Diaz, Reading, 30 September 2012 – Video

Natalie Diaz around the Web

Marfa Public Radio Interview with Natalie Diaz

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