Rex Lee Jim is of the Diné (Navajo) tribe and was born and raised in Rock Point, Arizona on the Navajo Nation Reservation. He is of the Red House People (Kin Łichíi’nii) and born for the Red Streak Running into Water People (Táchii’nii). His Maternal grandfather is of the Towering House people (Kin Yaa’áanii) while his Paternal grandfather is of the Mexican people (Naakaii Dine’é). He is a former Vice president of the Navajo Nation, a poet, a playwright, and Medicine Man. He attended Rock Point Community School, the Newfound School in Asheville, North Carolina, and was graduated from the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado. He attended Princeton University, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, and its Oxford University campus in England.
As a leader, Rex Lee Jim advocates for indigenous peoples at the United Nations and has served the Navajo Nation as a vice president. He was raised by his grandparents and was taught the Blessing way ceremonies of the Navajo people in which he uses to help his fellow Dine people as a Medicine Man. As a poet and playwright, he is fluent and literate in Navajo, English, and Spanish, all of which his works are published in. His other works include Áhí Ni’ Nikisheegiizh (1989), Saad (1995). He currently resides in his original hometown Rock Point, Arizona.
Saad Lá Tah Hózhóón A Collection of Diné Poetry – Author Rex Lee Jim weaves language and culture into contemporary landscape creating a collection of poetry that teaches readers about himself, his people, his land, and his language. Written in Diné Bizaad (Navajo Language) and translated into English, this collection contains 30 poems that will catch the imagination of the reader and the heart of those who know the land’s language.