ROSEMARY DIAZ (Santa Clara Pueblo/Tewa) is a freelance feature writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the author of an original online series, Native Foodways: New Seasons, for Indian Country Today Media Network, and is still engaged in the writing of her study/memoir on historic trauma, entitled The Diaries of Sunshine YellowStar: Entries from Zarzamine. RoseMary studied literature and its respective arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Naropa University, and University of California, Santa Cruz.
Works Published in FAAM
- “Healing Through the Creative Process: Art Therapy in Indian Country,” Issue No. 2, Spring 2014: 44–47.
- “In Memoriam: LaVerna (LaVerne) Goldtooth,” Issue No. 2, Spring 2014: 79.
- “In Memoriam: Margarete Bagshaw,” Issue No. 7, Summer 2015.
- “Pilar Agoyo: Ohkay Owingeh-Cochiti-Kewa Pueblo Fashion Designer,” Issue No. 4, Fall 2014: 26–31.
- “Through the Sacred Circle: A Brief History of Hoop Dancing in the American Southwest,” Issue No. 6, Spring 2015.
- “Top of the World Bound: Seven Pacific Northwest Coast, Alaskan, and Canadian First Nations Artists Reflect on Challenge, Opportunity, and Santa Fe Indian Market,” Issue No. 1, Fall 2013: 40–45.
- 1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Literature/Creative Writing
University of California at Santa Cruz
- 1987 Associate of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- 1987 Certificate of Study, Creative Writing
Naropa University (formerly, The Naropa Institute), Boulder, Colorado
Selected Awards and Recognition
- Robert L Flemming Museum Special Poetry Commission
- Creative Capital Workshop Series Scholarship, Santa Fe Art Institute
- Special Recognition Award for Poetry, Longan Award Committee, Sharlot Hall Museum
- National Invitational Reading, Poetry Circus
- Recursos Literary Award; Bill Moyers’ National Poetry Competition Award
- Dean’s and Chancellor’s Award, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Ruth Emma Johnson Merit Scholarship Award
- Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Scholarship Award
- Naropa Institute Summer Literary Series Scholarship Award, Institute of American Indian Arts
- Special Recognition Award for Creative Writing, Santa Clara Pueblo Day School.