Teaching

Natalie Scenters-Zapico has taught at the University of New Mexico, Encuentro Immigrant Resource Center, Juan Diego Catholic High School, Westminster College, and starting in Fall 2017 the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She designed and co-wrote the Tutor-Student Athlete Handbook for the University of Texas at El Paso, and has taught English Composition, a multi-genre Introduction to…

Activism

Natalie has worked with the Utah Cultural Center and Catholic parishes to create community inclusive celebrations for Día de Los Muertos. She has worked with students and members of the community to make traditional altars in a variety of spaces that allow for different levels of engagement with the two day celebration. In 2016 she…

INTERVIEWS

“The Write Stuff: Natalie Scenters-Zapico” —WNYU Radio June 2016. “A Conversation with Natalie Scenters-Zapico” —American Literary Review March 2016.  “An Interview With Natalie Scenters-Zapico” — Blue Mesa Review December 2015. Utah Public Radio — “Access Utah” July 2015. “The Emerging Voice of The Verging Cities”  —The Alibi: Arts Feature, June 2015.  Words on a Wire —Interview with Daniel Chacón…

HÁBLAME

For correspondence, activism, and readings email me at nascenters at gmail dot com

THE VERGING CITIES

PURCHASE THE VERGING CITIES 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…

EVENTS

  I will be taking summer 2017 “off” from touring. In June I will be a returning CantoMundo Fellow at Columbia University , and in July I will be moving to Lincoln, Nebraska with my partner, where we will both be working at the University of Nebraska−Lincoln starting in Fall 2017.  If you wish to…

POEMAS

2017 “For My Son” & “My Gift” —Tin House, forthcoming. “My Brother” & “Amerigo Vepucci Landing” —Los Angeles Review of Books, forthcoming. “In The Age of Los Zetas” —Indiana Review, forthcoming. “There’s No Such Thing As Confession in Latinx Poetry”  —Gulf Coast, forthcoming. “I Wait For a Bus” & “At A Party I Tell A…

ABOUT

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, U.S.A. and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. She has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MFA with a concentration in poetry from the University of New Mexico. In 2015 she published her debut poetry collection The Verging…