Natalie Diaz, Reading, 30 September 2012 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 30, 2012.

Mohave poet Natalie Diaz reads from her work after an introduction by poet Arthur Sze, and then takes questions from the audience.

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.

You may listen to the audio of this reading on the Lannan Podcast site or get further information on the Lannan Foundation site.