Arizona Poets is a series featuring 20 poets from Arizona in honor of our 60th Anniversary. These poets have all visited the Poetry Center and recordings of those visits are available in our audiovisual archive, Voca. Click here to learn more about our anniversary and here to see the rest of this series.
Natalie Diaz is the author most recently of Postcolonial Love Poem, which is a finalist for the National Book Award. A recipient of a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, Diaz is a professor of English at Arizona State University and Director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe.
isn’t this what God felt when he pressed together
the first Beloved: Everything.