RoseMary Diaz

RoseMary Diaz

RoseMary Diaz

ROSEMARY DIAZ (Santa Clara 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 engaged in the writing of her study/memoir on historic trauma, 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 the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Works Published in FAAM

  • “Gerald Lomaventema,” No. 18, Spring 2018: 64–69.
  • “Healing Through the Creative Process: Art Therapy in Indian Country,” No. 2, Spring 2014: 44–47.
  • “In Memoriam: LaVerna (LaVerne) Goldtooth,” No. 2, Spring 2014: 79.
  • “In Memoriam: Margarete Bagshaw,” No. 7, Summer 2015.
  • “Pilar Agoyo: Ohkay Owingeh-Cochiti-Kewa Pueblo Fashion Designer,” No. 4, Fall 2014: 26–31.
  • “Through the Sacred Circle: A Brief History of Hoop Dancing in the American Southwest,” 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,” 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

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