A reading by poets Ada Limón and Natalie Diaz. Reception to follow.
Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry; her most recent, The Carrying, is currently a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and her previous volume,Bright Dead Things, was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California and is an enrolled member of the Gila River India Tribe. A linguist and former professional basketball player, her first book, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published in 2013. She is a MacArthur Fellow, a Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow.
This project is presented by the Williams College Museum of Art and the English Department.