Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press, 2012), and she was awarded the 2012 Narrative Prize for her poem “Downhill Triolets.” A Mojave and Pima tribe member, she grew up on the banks of the Colorado River in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. After playing professional basketball in Europe and Asia for several years, she completed a poetry and fiction MFA at Old Dominion University. Diaz lives in Mohave Valley, Arizona, and directs a language revitalization program with the last Elder speakers of the Mojave language.

Photograph by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

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