Mrs. Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Vermont, United States

Member Since: 10/17/2017

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. She is the author of The Verging Cities (Colorado State University 2015) and Lima :: Limón, forthcoming (Copper Canyon Press). She has won awards and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, PEN/America, CantoMundo, and more.  Her poems can be found in POETRY, Tin House, American Poets, The Believer, The Boston Review, Kenyon Review, among others. She is a Professor of Literature at Bennington College. 


Twitter Username: @Nascenters


  • Lima :: Limón , Copper Canyon Press
  • The Verging Cities , Center For Literary Publishing at Colorado State University (April 15, 2015)


  • Lannan Literary Fellowship(2017)
  • PEN American/ Joyce Osterweil Award(2017)
  • Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award(2016)
  • National Association for Chicana/o Studies Tejas FOCO Award(2016)
  • Utah Book Award(2017)


  • Lecturer at University of Nebraska--Lincoln (August 2017 - May 2018)
  • Professor of Literature at Bennington College (August 2018 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from University of Texas at El Paso (December 2009)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of New Mexico (May 2013)

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