Tags: Cultural Criticism; Education; Politics

Natalie Diaz


Natalie Diaz is a poet and Mojave language activist. When My Brother Was an Aztec, a collection of her poems, was published in 2012. 

Diaz has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts low-residency MFA program and partnered with Arizona State University by directing the Fort Mojave Language Recovery Program, which worked closely with the last speakers of the Mojave language. Her honors and awards include the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from Bread Loaf, the Narrative Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.

Festival Years: 2018

Recommended Reading

When My Brother Was an Aztec