Natalie Diaz & Tarfia Faizullah - Salt Lake City
Oct 25, 2018, 7:00 pm
Natalie Diaz & Tarfia Faizullah
When My Brother Was an Aztec & Registers of Illuminated Villages
Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front Region
VenueArt Barn / Finch Lane Gallery
54 S Finch Ln
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-1809
The Guest Writers Series at the University of Utah presents poets Natalie Diaz and Tarfia Faizullah at the Finch Lane Gallery on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 PM.
Natalie Diaz is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community. She is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012). Her honors and awards include the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from Bread Loaf, the Narrative Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Diaz lives in Mohave Valley, Arizona, where she has worked with the last speakers of Mojave and directed a language revitalization program.
Tarfia Faizullah was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Midland, Texas. She is the author of Registers of Illuminated Villages (forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2018), as well as a previous poetry collection, SEAM (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of a VIDA Award, a GLCA New Writers’ Award, a Milton Kessler First Book Award, Drake University Emerging Writer Award, and other honors. In 2016, she was recognized by Harvard Law School as one of 50 Women Inspiring Change. Faizullah currently teaches in the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program as the Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professor in Poetry.
This event is made possible with support from the Guest Writers Series at the University of Utah, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and Utah Humanities.