Natalie Scenters-Zapico is from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, US and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. She earned a BA from University of Texas at El Paso and an MFA in poetry from the University of New Mexico. Scenters-Zapico has taught at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Westminster College, the University of Texas at El Paso, and elsewhere.
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Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, México
Part of the simulation is not knowing
your coyote's real name. Part of the simulation
is knowing your group could leave you
behind. Part of the simulation is knowing
that if you are left behind, a pickup truck
will take you back to your...