Monday, April 19th at 7pm
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Join us for the twelfth episode of Write America featuring National Book Award finalist Natalie Diaz & award-winning poet, editor of Antaeus, and founder of Ecco Books, Daniel Halpern as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
NATALIE DIAZ 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, and her second book, Postcolonial Love Poem, was published by Graywolf Press in March 2020. She is a MacArthur Fellow, a Lannan Literary Fellow, a United States Artists Ford Fellow, and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. Diaz is Director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands and is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
DANIEL HALPERN was born in Syracuse, grew up in Los Angeles and Seattle, and has lived in Tangier, Morocco, New York City and Princeton. He is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently Something Shining. For 25 years, he edited the international literary magazine Antaeus, which he founded in Tangier with Paul Bowles. He’s also the author of two books on food, Halpern's Guide to the Essential Restaurants of Italy and The Good Food: Soups, Stews & Pastas. He has received numerous grants and awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, as well as the first “Editor’s Award,” given by Poets and Writers, and the 2015 Maxwell Perkins Award. From 1975 to 1995 he taught in the graduate writing program of Columbia University, which he chaired for many years. And in 1978, with James Michener, he founded The National Poetry Series, which oversees the publication of five books of poetry every year. Halpern is the founder of the publishing house, Ecco.