Natalie Diaz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, activist and educator, will give a reading and participate in a discussion as part of Native American Heritage Month on Tuesday, Nov. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. CT. The event will be held via Zoom and is open to the public.
Diaz was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2021 for “Postcolonial Love Poem.” She will read excerpts from her many works and engage in a discussion following her reading. Diaz is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. She is also director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands and the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University.
Sponsors of this event are the Indigenous Studies Seminar through the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities; the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Vanderbilt Athletics; LGBTQI Life; the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies; the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center; the Carpenter Program at Vanderbilt Divinity School; and the Vanderbilt Creative Writing Program.