Cityscape With Dysthymia

Despy Boutris Wins a 2023 Zócalo Poetry Prize Honorable Mention Award

Despy Boutris, against a white sheet as background, looks into the camera with head slightly turned to her left with a small smile.

Despy Boutris (pictured) wins a 2023 Zócalo Poetry Prize honorable mention award for "Cityscape With Dysthymia." Courtesy of Despy Boutris.

Every year, we award the annual Zócalo Poetry Prize to the poem that best evokes a connection to place. Zócalo is pleased to recognize four honorable mention submissions this year, which we will publish over four Fridays in celebration of U.S. National Poetry Month.


Cityscape With Dysthymia | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian


Despy Boutris is the author of Burials (2022). Her writing has been published in Copper Nickel, Guernica, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Agni, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. 
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