Natalie Diaz is the author of, "When My Brother Was an Aztec," a collection of poems which appeared from Copper Canyon in 2012. She is also the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and as well as a Lannan Writing Residency. She will be reading from her work at the Marfa Book Company on Saturday, December 1st, 2012, at 6 pm.
Natalie Diaz, a member of the Mojave and Pima Indian tribes, attended Old Dominion University on a full athletic scholarship. After playing professional basketball in Austria, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey she returned to ODU for an MFA in writing. Her publications include Prairie Schooner, Iowa Review, Crab Orchard Review, among others. Her work was selected by Natasha Trethewey for Best New Poets and she has received the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She lives in Surprise, Arizona.