Congratulations to the 2019 Arizona Humanities Awards winners!
Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, 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. Diaz’s second collection, Postcolonial Love Poem is forthecoming from Graywolf Press in 2020. She is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. She was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, and a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, as well as being awarded a U.S. Artists Ford Fellowship, and Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship. Diaz teaches in Arizona State University’s creative writing MFA program, where she holds the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry in the Department of English.
Humanities Public Scholar Nominees
Owen Anderson, T.J. Davis, Betsy Fahlman, Ronald Geronimo, Björn Krondorfer, Tyler Meier, Paul Morris, Heidi Osselaer, Kirt Shineman, and Brooks Simpson
Friend of the Humanities Nominees
Stuart Graff, Randall Holdridge, Jean Reynolds, Helen Stephenson
Rising Star Nominees
Travis Franks, Jake Friedman and Kelsey Pinckney, Sean Avery Medlin, J. Seth Schermerhorn