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This event is free and digital. Registration is required to attend. You will receive a secure livestream link to the email you registered with on the day of the event.
We will have live closed captioning throughout the event.
About 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 Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press. Diaz's second collection, Postcolonial Love Poem was published by 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 is Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University and teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program. She is the director of the Center for Imagination and the Borderlands at ASU.
About Scott Stevens
Scott Manning Stevens is Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Associate Professor of English and Humanities at Syracuse University. He is the author of Art of the American West: The Haub Family Collection at Tacoma Art Museum, Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North, and co-editor of Why You Can't Teach United States History Without American Indians, and his work has appeared in Early American Literature, Comparative American Studies, Prose Studies, and more. His primary interests are in Native American cultures of the Northeast from the pre-colonial period to the present, and he specializes in visual culture, museum studies, and Native American literatures. Dr. Stevens is a citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and holds courtesy appointments as an Associate Professor of Art and Music History and an Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse.
This Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies event is co-sponsored by the ASU Department of English and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.