doc martens for sale Natalie Diaz to present Native American Poetry Feb
CHESTERTOWN The Rose O’Neill Literary House kicks off this semester’s literary event series with a reading by acclaimed poet Natalie Diaz. Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College. It is free and open to the public.
Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, Calif., 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 in 2012.
Diaz’s work has also appeared in Narrative Magazine, Gwarlingo, the Rumpus and Ploughshares.
Her poems, folding Spanish and Mojave into American English, yield an urgent and important new voice to the canon of contemporary Native American poetry,
finding a place among the work of Leslie Marmon Silko and Joy Harjo.