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WORDS ON A WIRE: Natalie Scenters-Zapico



   Daniel & Tim talk with Natalie Scenters-Zapico, a poet who grew up on the El Paso/Cd. Juarez border.  Her debut collection is called "The Verging Cities," and she tells us about the long process it took to write and the satisfaction she felt upon its completion.  The collection focuses on the personal and political dynamic along the US/Mexico border, and she explains how growing up and studying in El Paso (including taking an Intro to Creative Writing class with host Daniel Chacón)  influenced her work.

Natalie Scenters-Zapico reads the Poem of the Week: "Mouth in My Kitchen" from her collection "The Verging Cities."

Plus...Daniel & Tim reflect on why so many writers likes to write about the El Paso/Cd. Juarez border.

Aired June 14, 2015