Recorded at the Lannan Meeting House in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 13, 2019.
Natalie Scenters-Zapico is from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, USA, and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México. Her first book, The Verging Cities (Center for Literary Publishing 2015), won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award, NACCS Foco Book Prize, and the Utah Book Award. Lima :: Limón, her second poetry collection, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2019.
Scenters-Zapico’s poems have appeared in a wide range of anthologies and literary magazines including Best American Poetry 2015, POETRY, Tin House, Kenyon Review, and more. She is a recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a CantoMundo fellowship. Scenters-Zapico is poet in residence at the University of Puget Sound.
This was a Poetry Sunday event.
In this episode, Natalie Scenters-Zapico was introduced by Michael Wiegers, read from her work, then answered questions from the audience.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the video of this event there.