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Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is the author of The Verging Cities, which won the 2017 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, the GLCA Award, the National Association of Chicana/o Studies Book Award, and was featured as a top debut of 2015 by Poets and Writers (Center for Literary Publishing 2015). Her most recent work is forthcoming or can be found in POETRY, Gulf Coast, West Branch, the Bennington Review, and more. 

emb3 Poetry

I work to make
my body a comfort. My body:
            the table where strangers sit to be served

                        as king in a court of cross-stitched
            felons. 

Natalie Scenters-Zapico