Faculty Diversity Salon - Natalie Diaz

Nov. 22, 2022

Friday, December 2, 2022  5:30-7:00 PM

Prospect House Garden Room

You are invited to the third installment of the Faculty Diversity Salon. The salons are a monthly gathering providing a relaxed environment for faculty to enjoy an inclusive community. When responding to our invitation, we ask that you share your news. Some of you have had books published, others have been inducted into scholarly societies, or have launched important new initiatives. Please allow us to celebrate your news. Your triumphs lift us all.

Register at https://forms.gle/pSPvrLbQophD9aBDA

Please come even if you have not registered. There will be signed copies of her poetry that we will gift at the end of the salon. Drinks and light fare will be served.

Natalie Diaz is a Pulitzer-prize winning poet and a MacArthur Fellow, who is also an associate professor of English at Arizona State University. She grew up on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. At ASU she launched the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands, “to constellate stories, knowledges, and language across our many borderlands through strategic and exploratory modes of research, conversation and performance.”  

Her first collection of poems “When My Brother Was an Aztec” won the American Book Award in 2012. Her second collection, “Postcolonial Love Poem,” won the Pulitzer in 2021 and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Forward Prize in Poetry. She was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University and has held several other fellowships, including a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency and a U.S. Artists Ford Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellowship, a Bread Loaf Fellowship, and the Holmes National Poetry Prize.