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Felicia Zamora

Felicia Zamora is the author of the books Quotient (Tinderbox Editions, 2021), Body of Render (2018 Benjamin Saltman Award winner, Red Hen Press, 2020), Instrument of Gaps (Slope Editions, 2018), & in Open, Marvel (Parlor Press, 2018), and Of Form & Gather (2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize winner, University of Notre Dame Press, 2017). She is a 2019 CantoMundo Fellow, 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize winner, and was the 2017 Poet Laureate of Fort Collins, Colorado. Her poetry is found or forthcoming in Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Alaska Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Lana Turner, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, and The Nation. She teaches creative writing online for Colorado State University, is Associate Poetry Editor for the Colorado Review, and is Education Programs Manager for the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. 


If I cross paths with myself on the sidewalk, I’m not sure I will recognize my own face.

Felicia Zamora
Felicia Zamora Poetry

When you beat my brother’s face with a sack of potatoes, when he bruised & you drew the burlap back for blood, did you smell lilac?

Felicia Zamora