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Natalie Diaz

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 Community.

She is the author of American Book Award winner When My Brother Was an Aztec and the 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner Postcolonial Love Poem. She is a Macarthur Foundation Fellow, Lannan Literary Fellow, Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow and a Mellon Presidential Fellow. Diaz is a Professor at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program, where she is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry and also founding director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands.