Poet returns to revitalize Mojave

Author of “When My Brother Was an Aztec,” poet Natalie Diaz is a winner of the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction and received honorable mention in the War Poetry Contest. And now, 16 years after moving off-reservation, she has returned to revitalize the language of her heritage, Mojave (mov).

According to the Ethnologue, there were 75 speakers in 1994, so the task ahead will be difficult.

Read more about Natalie Diaz in “On a Mission for Preservation, Poet Natalie Diaz Returns to Her Roots.”


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