Poet Natalie Díaz will be virtually coming to Rutgers for a live Zoom session!
Díaz won an American Book Award for her first collection of poems, When My Brother Was an Aztec, in 2012, and released her second collection (Postcolonial Love Poem) last year to similar rave reviews. She was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 2018, and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2021 for also Postcolonial Love Poem.
A Mojave born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe, Díaz is known for addressing issues facing Native communities in her poetry, such as racism, poverty, addiction, and especially the conservation of languages and cultures.
Interested to find out more about the author? Check out our author guide compiled for the Summer Tales Book Club in 2021, where her When My Brother Was an Aztec, is one of the featured poems discussed by Rutgers students taking summer classes.
Meet the author on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Natalie Díaz will be the guest of the Summer Tales Books Club.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.