Announcing Zócalo’s Sixth Annual Poetry Prize Winner

Congratulations to Matt Sumpter, the Author of ‘No World,’ This Year’s Best Poem About Place

Zócalo Public Square’s daily ideas journalism and free public events aim to shed light on critical issues that explore our shared human condition and ask questions about how we navigate the world we’ve made. We publish a new poem each Friday in the same spirit, and for the last six years, it’s why we’ve awarded a prize to the poem that best evokes a connection to place.

Matt Sumpter.

This year, 417 poets submitted a total of 979 poems, transporting us to the San Gabriel Valley, the Blue Ridge, and the …

The Mysteries of Our Connected Age

Rewire

The beginnings of the Iranian revolution in 1978 took Western intelligence forces by surprise. The CIA was watching palaces and barracks while unrest was brewing in mosques and homes that …

Ethan Zuckerman Wins Zócalo’s Fourth Annual Book Prize

‘Rewire’ Is the Year’s Best Book on Community and Human Connectedness

We’re delighted to award the fourth annual Zócalo Book Prize to Ethan Zuckerman for Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection. In the view of our distinguished panel of …

Come Together—Right Now

Announcing Our Finalists for the Fourth Annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize

Events like the Olympics and World Cup can reliably be counted on to bring countries and people together for a few weeks around love of sport, hatred of opponents, and …

See, There’s Gold in Them Thar Books About Human Connection

Announcing the Three Finalists For the $5,000 Third Annual Zócalo Book Prize

President Barack Obama opened his inaugural address in January by reminding Americans “that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our …

And the Winner of $5,000 Is …

Richard Sennett, Recipient of Zócalo’s Second Annual Book Prize

 

The Second Annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize was made possible by the generous support of Southern California Gas Company and the Shepard Broad Foundation.

Richard Sennett’s Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and …