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Natalie G. Diaz

Author of Postcolonial Love Poem

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New Poets of Native Nations (2018) — Contributor — 127 copies
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 98 copies
The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 91 copies
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Contributor — 78 copies
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 74 copies
The Best American Poetry 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 53 copies
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Contributor — 44 copies
Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas (2011) — Contributor — 26 copies
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Contributor — 18 copies
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contributor — 13 copies
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contributor — 8 copies


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“To write is to be eaten. To read, to be full.”
Readings.of.a.Slinky | 9 other reviews | Nov 20, 2023 |
This book had been on my to-read list for so long that every time I saw it in a bookstore it was so familiar I felt uncertain as to whether I had already purchased a copy at some point. (I had not.) But then it was on the display for National Poetry Month at my local library, so I finally checked it out and read it during the Feminist Book Club Readathon.

I think all the build-up actually made it harder for me to enjoy this book. Because I felt like it was fine, I enjoyed it. There were individual poems that moved me, that inspired me, that surprised me. But somehow I stayed removed from them all. I did not love this collection quite like I wanted to. (I may also have been influenced by the fact that this library copy REEKED of cigarette smoke. I mean, it was really bad. it made being near enough this book to read it unpleasant.)

Themes of Native identity and culture, queerness, the importance of water, womanhood, myth, permeate these poems. I am glad that I finally read this, I am just a little surprised that I am unlikely to go buy a copy to keep for myself. I will still seek out her previous collection, though.
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greeniezona | 9 other reviews | Jul 31, 2023 |
I consistently enjoy Diaz's poetry. Overall I preferred When My Brother Was An Aztec, but I really treasured the river poems. First for the connection to ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au. And then for the explicit response to Urrea's the Water Museum. I did not know the connection when I chose these two books, or when I decided to read them this month, but I'm delighted to discover this conversation.
Kiramke | 9 other reviews | Jun 27, 2023 |
Excellent, just excellent. Couldn't have chosen a better 1,000th listing.
Kiramke | 8 other reviews | Jun 27, 2023 |



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