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

Winner of the PEN American/Joyce Osterweil Award in Poetry Winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association’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 in poetry Winner of the 2016 National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies-Tejas Foco Award for…

EVENTS

Kalamazoo College: Kalamazoo, Michigan Wednesday, April 26th More details soon!   I will be taking summer 2017 “off” from touring. In June I will be at CantoMundo in New York City, 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…

POEMAS

2017 “Women’s Work” —The Boston Review, forthcoming. “He Has An Oral Fixation” & “One Body”  —POETRY, February 2017. “One Body”  —Poetry Daily, February 16th, 2017. “There’s No Such Thing As Confession in Latinx Poetry”  —Gulf Coast, forthcoming. “I Wait For a Bus” & “At A Party I Tell A Story & Ask:”  —West Branch, forthcoming. “A Crown…

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…