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Celebrate the legacy and work of MacArthur fellow, poet and ASU Professor Natalie Diaz at 6 p.m. Feb. 12, with a poetry reading and conversation in the Carson Ballroom at Old Main. While books will be available for sale, there will be no formal signing. A reception with cash bar will follow in the Heritage Room at University Club.
While encouraged, RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest and communicating information about parking, directions, and other aspects of the event. You do not have to register or RSVP to attend this event. This event is open to the public and free.
This event is presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, the Department of English and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Original photograph of Natalie Diaz, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, used with permission.
About the author
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. Her first poetry collection, "When My Brother Was an Aztec," was published by Copper Canyon Press. Diaz's second collection, "Postcolonial Love Poem" is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2020. She is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, 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 U.S. Artists Ford Fellowship, and Princeton University's Hodder Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program where she is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry.