“In Instrument of Gaps, FeliciaZamora opens new windows into the idea of the speaker in poems of passion, of prayer, and of hope. In her work, “to believe in combustion we must believe in embers,” and she brings this to bear in a history of capturing life inside memory. Zamora marries a sharp diction with a transcendental power to enact the dynamic interplay between what is inside and what is outside the lyric in this thrilling third collection from Zamora.”
Felicia Zamora is the author of the poetry books Of Form & Gather, winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (University of Notre Dame Press) and & in Open, Marvel (Parlor Press). Of Form & Gather was listed as one of the “9 Outstanding Latino Books Recently Published by Independent and University Presses” by NBC News. She won the 2015Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse, authored two chapbooks, and was the 2017 Poet Laureate for Fort Collins, CO. Her published works may be found or forthcoming in Academy of American Poets (Poem-A-Day), Alaska Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse,Indiana Review, jubilat, Lana Turner, North American Review, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, The Cincinnati Review,The Georgia Review, The Nation,TriQuarterly Review, Verse Daily,Witness Magazine, West Branch, and others. She is the Associate Poetry Editor for the Colorado Review, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University, and is the Education Programs Manager for the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She lives in Phoenix, AZ with her partner Chris and their two dogs.