Natalie Scenters-Zapico is a fronteriza from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, U.S.A., and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México. 

Her first book The Verging Cities (Center for Literary Publishing 2015) won the PENAmerican/Joyce Osterweil Award, Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Award, NACCS Foco Book Prize, Utah Book Award, and was featured in Poets and Writers, LitHub, and the Los Angeles TimesLima :: Limón, her second collection, is forthcoming (Copper Canyon Press Spring 2019). 

She has won fellowships from the Lannan Foundation (2017) and CantoMundo (2015). Her poems have appeared in a wide range of anthologies and literary magazines including Best American Poetry 2015, POETRY, Tin House, Kenyon Review, and more.  

She is a professor of literature at Bennington College.