A Space for Women of the World
in her velveteen pockets.
into desert prayers-
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Venaya Yazzie is a Diné /Hopi woman from the San Juan Valley in northwestern New Mexico, USA. Venaya’s heritage is rooted in the Huerfano, NM and Chaco Canyon, NM region of the eastern Navajo Nation. She is a poet, painter and photographer who expresses that, “My muse is the land in everyway.”
Yazzie recently graduated from the University of New Mexico with an M.A. in Education, and is an alumnus of Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado and the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She is a member of the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council and is an Artist-In-Residence of the Bisti Writing Project. Her work has been included in Sister Nations: Native Women on Community.