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Natalie Diaz

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Keynote Speaker 2018
Distinguished Visiting Writer 2017

Natalie 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. Diaz teaches at Arizona State University, and her first poetry collection is When My Brother Was an Aztec.