Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Poet

Lincoln, NE

Author's Bio

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua. She is the author of The Verging Cities (Center for Literary Publishing 2015), and Lima :: Limón, forthcoming (Copper Canyon Press). Her poems have appeared in POETRY, Best American Poetry 2015, Tin House, The Believer, and more. She has won literary awards and fellowships from PEN/American, CantoMundo, GLCA, and others.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
The Verging Cities (Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, 2015)
Prizes won: 

WINNER OF THE PEN/JOYCE OSTERWEIL AWARD IN POETRY
WINNER OF THE GLCA’S 2016 NEW WRITERS AWARD 
 FEATURED AS ONE OF THE BEST DEBUTS OF 2015 BY  POETS AND WRITERS
WINNER OF THE 2016 UTAH BOOK AWARD 
WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHICANA/O STUDIES AWARD 
NAMED ONE OF 23 ESSENTIAL NEW BOOKS BY LATINO POETS BY LOS ANGELES TIMES
NAMED A TOP 30 MUST-READ POETRY DEBUT BY  LITHUB 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Raised in: 
El Paso, TX
Texas
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Last update: Nov 11, 2017