Natalie Diaz | Origin and Migration / Freedom & Love
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7 - 8:30pm
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Natalie Diaz delivers a free, public online lecture as part of the Spring 2021 Intra-Disciplinary Seminar series. Origin and Migration / Freedom & Love. A wondering toward the ways we enact these words in speech, silence, and practice, as they relate to our conscriptions, improvisings and/or refusals of country/citizenship.
Natalie Diaz 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, and her second book, Postcolonial Love Poem, was published by Graywolf Press in March 2020. She is a MacArthur Fellow, a Lannan Literary Fellow, a United States Artists Ford Fellow, and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. Diaz is Director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands and is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
The IDS public lecture series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding from the Robert Lehman Foundation. The IDS public lecture series is also made possible by generous support from the Open Society Foundations.