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Isabel Zapata

Portrait of Mexican writer Isabel Zapata

Isabel Zapata

Isabel Zapata (Mexico City, 1984) is a writer, translator, and editor. She is the author of Ventanas adentro (poetry, Ediciones Urdimbre, 2002); Las noches son así (poetry, Broken English, 2018); Alberca vacía / Empty Pool (essays, Argonáutica/UANL, 2019, translated by Robin Myers); and Una ballena es un país (poetry, Almadía, 2019). Her critical and creative work has appeared in Periódico de Poesía (UNAM), Letras Libres, Este País, The Common, Waxwing, and World Literature Today, among others. In 2016-2017, she received a FONCA Young Artists grant for poetry. In 2015, she and four friends founded the press Ediciones Antílope, which publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Articles by Isabel Zapata

In Puget Sound
By Isabel Zapata
before their paths divided, they formed, together, three glints of light and shadow moving on at last
Translated from Spanish by Robin Myers