Bojan Louis, contributor to The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature, recently received the Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The goal of these fellowships is to encourage the production of new literary work by allowing writers the time and financial means to pursue their craft.
Louis is Diné of the Naakai dine’é, born for the Áshííhí. In addition to teaching at the Institute for American Indian Arts, Louis is an assistant professor in the Creative Writing MFA and American Indian Studies programs at the University of Arizona. He said about the award: “I’m stunned and elated to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. It will enable me to stay put, to say no to extra work, and to be more present with my family and creative work, which have become intertwined.”
Congratulations Bojan Louis!