Natalie Scenters-Zapico, alumna and author of The Verging Cities (Center for Literary Publishing, 2015), recently published her 2nd book of poems, titled “Lima::Limón” which the New Yorker claims, “probe[s] the richness of contradiction, mixing violence and pleasure, damage and repair.” Read the full review here, and purchase a copy of Scenters-Zapico’s poetry here.

Scenters-Zapico received The Poetry Foundation and Poetry Magazine’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship for 2018. The fellowship, awarded to Scenters-Zapico alongside four fellow poets, is one of the most prestigious awards open to poets in the U.S. between the ages 21 and 31. It was established by Ruth Lilly in 1989 as an award for one poet, but expanded in 20013 after a gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund in 2013, for “young poets to flourish and develop their craft.” Read the full press release from The Poetry Foundation here.