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D.A. Navoti

D.A. Navoti (he/him/his) writes creative nonfiction and poetic prose. His work has appeared in Homology Lit, Spartan, Indian Country Today, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere. He’s a CityArtist 2020 recipient from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and a former fellow at Hugo House & Jack Straw Cultural Center. He received residencies from The Seventh Wave and Gullkistan: Center for Creativity. And he holds an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Arizona State. Along with Ruth Joffre, he co-founded Fight For Our Lives, a performance series advocating for communities targeted by divisive politics. He also created Wellness-ish-ness, a blog for creative hot messes, because he’s a hell of a hot mess. Navoti grew up on O’otham land (Phoenix, AZ) and is a member of the Gila River Indian Community, a descendant of O’otham (Salt & Gila Rivers), Hopi, Zuni, and Yavapai-Apache tribes. Born Daniel Napelee Jr., his initials ‘D.A.’  honor his late father and ‘Navoti’ honors his Hopi mother.