Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz


Born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River, Natalie Diaz 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. A Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow, Diaz has been awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, and a U.S. Artists Ford Fellowship. Diaz teaches at Arizona State University and the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Rez MFA program. She splits her time between the East Coast and Mohave Valley, Arizona, where she works to revitalize the Mojave language.

Photo Credit: Cybele Knowles

Buy Diaz’s latest book, When My Brother Was an Aztec

Events with Natalie Diaz

Water as Weapon

03 May 2017
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
39 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

The Poetry of Desire

04 May 2017
7:00 pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY. 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station

Badass Writers: Power and Truth

06 May 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barnes and Noble Union Square, 33 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
N/Q/R/4/5/6/L to Union Sq

The New Voices of Labor: Writers from the Worker Writers School

06 May 2017
6:00 pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3RD ST, New York, NY. F to 2nd Ave.