Announcing Zócalo’s Fourth Annual Poetry Prize Winner

Congratulations to Gillian Wegener, the Author of ‘The Old Mill Café,’ This Year’s Best Poem About Place

Zócalo, with its daily ideas journalism and free public events, aims to create a welcoming space for people and communities to tackle big questions, ideas, and issues. As our reach has expanded—we now syndicate to 185 media outlets around the world—so, too, has the range of subjects we explore. Every Friday, we publish a poem by an established or an emerging poet. And in every year since 2012, we’ve awarded the Zócalo Poetry Prize.

In conjunction with our annual book prize, we honor the writer of a poem that best evokes …