Teaching

Natalie Scenters-Zapico teaches Creative Writing and Chicanx Literature at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She has also taught at the University of New Mexico, the University of Texas at El Paso, Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Encuentro Immigrant Resource Center, and Juan Diego Catholic High School, . She designed and co-wrote the Tutor-Student Athlete Handbook…

Activism

Natalie Scenters-Zapico has worked with the Utah Cultural Center 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 built an…

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

Poetry Foundation Chicago, Illinois February 22nd w/ Jacob Shores Argüello   AWP Conference Tampa, Florida Decolonizing Southwestern Identities Panel March 7-10th   Left Bank Books St. Louis, Missouri March 21st 7 pm w/ Dana Levin   Marysville University St. Louis, Missouri March 22nd   NEMLA “Imaginative Potential of Poets in Border Spaces” for  “Language Is…

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…