Felicia Zamora


Cincinnati , OH
Ohio US

Author's Bio

Felicia Zamora is the author of six books of poetry including, I Always Carry My Bones, winner of the 2020 Iowa Poetry Prize forthcoming from University of Iowa Press on April 15, 2021, Quotient forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions in 2021, Body of Render, winner of the 2018 Benjamin Saltman Award (2020), and Of Form & Gather, winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (2017). She's received fellowships and residencies from CantoMundo, Ragdale Foundation, PLAYA, Moth Magazine, and Noepe Center at Martha’s Vineyard. Her poems appear in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Georgia Review, Guernica, Missouri Review Poem-of-the-Week, Orion, The Nation, and others. She is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Cincinnati and associate poetry editor for Colorado Review.

Publications & Prizes

I Always Carry My Bones (University of Iowa Press, 2021)
Quotient (Tinderbox Editions, 2021)
Body of Render (Red Hen Press, 2020)
Instrument of Gaps (Slope Editions, 2018)
& in Open, Marvel (Parlor Press, 2017)
Of Form & Gather (University of Notre Dame Press, 2017)
Imbibe {et alia} here (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2016)
Acapella Zoo
American Literary Review
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Bombay Gin
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Columbia Poetry Review
Denver Quarterly
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Hotel Amerika
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Notre Dame Review
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Potomac Review
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Puerto del Sol
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Weave Magazine
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Prizes won: 

2020 Iowa Poetry Prize; 2019 Wabash Prize in Poetry from Sycamore Review; 2018 Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press; 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize from Letras Latinas and University of Notre Dame Press; 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse

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Last update: Jan 23, 2021