Natalie Scenters-Zapico


University of Texas at El Paso, BA

Creative Writing

University of New Mexico, MFA

Creative Writing - Poetry

Areas of Specialty

Creative Writing


Latino/a Literature

Chicano/a Literature

Border Studies

Ethnic Studies

Courses Regularly Taught

Introduction to Creative Writing

Chicana/o Literature

Selected Publications and Projects


Lima :: Limón. Copper Canyon Press, forthcoming.

The Verging Cities. Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. 2015.

Selected Journal and Anthology Publications

Poems in: Best American Poetry 2015POETRYBoston ReviewTin HouseAmerican Poets, the Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-DayGulf CoastIndiana ReviewWest BranchPrairie SchoonerCrab Orchard ReviewPalabraBellevue Literary Review, and others.

Awards and Honors

PEN American/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry. 2017.
Utah Book Award in Poetry. 2016.
Great Lakes College's Association New Writer's Award. 2015.
National Association of Chicana/o Studies Tejas FOCO Book Award. 2015.
"Best Debut Poets of 2015." Poets and Writers. January/February issue. Print. 2015.
CantoMundo Fellow, University of Texas at Austin. 2015.