Natasha Hakimi Zapata launches poetry series for Truthdig


Poetry alum Natasha Hakimi Zapata (MFA ’12) has just launched the poetry section of the award-winning news website, Truthdig! ┬áRead the first poem here, and submit here.

Congrats, Natasha, and we’re looking forward to seeing more poems in Truthdig soon!

Natasha Hakimi Zapata is an Assistant Editor at the Webby Award-winning web site, Truthdig, as well as editor of its new poetry series. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain and holds a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Boston University and both a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has received several awards for creative writing, including the May Merill Miller Award for Poetry in 2008 and 2010, the Ruth Brill Award for short fiction in 2010 and the Falling Leaves Award in 2010. Most recently she was awarded the 2012 Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and was a semifinalist for the Dzanc Books/ Guernica International Literary Award. You can follow her on Twitter @natashakimiz and Facebook ( for more updates.

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