Felicia Zamora

Felicia Marie Zamora

Assoc Professor

Professional Summary

Felicia Zamora (she/her) is a poet, educator, and editor. She is the author of six full-length poetry collections and two chapbooks including, Quotient (Tinderbox Editions, 2022), I Always Carry My Bones, winner of the 2020 Iowa Poetry Prize (University of Iowa Press, 2021) and the 2022 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry, Body of Render, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award (Red Hen Press, 2020), Instrument of Gaps (Slope Editions), & in Open, Marvel (Parlor Press),and Of Form & Gather, winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (University of Notre Dame Press). She’s received fellowships and residencies from CantoMundo, Ragdale Foundation, and Tin House. She won the 2022 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize from The Georgia Review, the 2020 C.P. Cavafy Prize from Poetry International, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, the Tomaž Šalamun Prize, and a 2022 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2022, Boston Review, Georgia Review, Guernica, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, Orion, Poetry Magazine, The Nation, West Branch, and others. She is an associate professor of poetry at the University of Cincinnati and poetry editor for the Colorado Review.



Master of Fine Arts: Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO, 2012 (Poetry)

Bachelor of Arts: Iowa State University Ames, IA, 2001 (Communication Studies with a minor in English)


Published Books

(2022. ) Quotient . Tinderbox Editions

(2020. ) Body of Render . Winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award , Red Hen Press

(2018. ) Instrument of Gaps . Slope Editions

(2018. ) & in Open, Marvel . Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions

(2017. ) Of Form & Gather . Winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize , University of Notre Dame Press

(2021. ) I Always Carry My Bones .University of Iowa Press, Winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize

Honors and Awards

2022 Ragdale Fellowship, Ragdale Foundation

2019 CantoMundo Fellowship

2019 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Prize, Red Hen Press

2019 Wabash Prize for Poetry, Sycamore Review

2018 Moth Magazine Writers Residency

2017 Poet Laureate, Fort Collins, CO Recognition Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House

2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, Institute for Latino Studies & University of Notre Dame Press, University of Notre Dame

2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize, Verse

2012 Noepe Center Writer's Residency Fellowship, Martha's Vineyard

2021 PLAYA Artist Residency

2021 William C. Boyce Award for Teaching Excellence in English for tenure-track faculty

2020 Iowa Poetry Prize, University of Iowa Press

2021 Ohio Pre-trail and Racial Justice Grant Recipient, funded by the national Art for Justice Fund

2022 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize from The Georgia Review

2022 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry

2022 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award

Courses Taught

ENGL3049 Creative Writing and Social Change

ENGL7087 Innovative Forms

ENGL5115 Hybrid Forms Capstone

ENGL7017 Graduate Poetry Workshop

ENGL3079 Creative Writing and the Environment

ENGL3104 Poetic Justice: Exploring Agency, Ownership, and Responsibility in Performing Narrative (Co-Taught)

Contact Information

110C Arts & Sciences