Teatro Paraguas presents
Natachee Momaday Gray Poetry Reading
Natachee Momaday Gray is a Santa Fe poet and artist whose work focuses on the melding of art and myth, ancestry and nostalgia, food and prayer, glamour, frivolity, and time. A believer in the saying "the higher the heel, the closer to God," she is intent on composing a unique and charming color to paint her world.
She writes: “I will be reading from a new gathering that I am calling Silver Box. It is my composition of collected memories and recent discoveries, a coming of age, a sensual account of meeting, falling, eating, reviving, swelling . . . a recognition of my own self, and it is about love. Always reminiscent and always dreaming of flowers. This work has manifested in music. Being able to put words to a soundscape melody has always been of great meaning to me. It is a collaboration and an ongoing thread.”
Natachee Momaday Gray, a native of Santa Fe, has many artistic talents as a poet, hand fashioned book-maker, fiction writer, blues singer, and film maker. In her uniquely creative voice, she draws on her Kiowa and Apache heritage to create compelling stories that transcend labels.
Natachee is the daughter of abstract impressionist artist and musician Darren Vigil Gray and documentary film maker Jill Momaday Gray. She is the granddaughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday.