A Winning Poem Without Fault

Jia-Rui Chong Cook is the Winner of Zócalo’s Second Annual Poetry Prize

At Zócalo, we take particular pleasure in presenting new poetry, that essential art form that has found expression in every human society. For us, poetry is one more medium with which to address essential questions about our existence and to seek common ground with different people. We do this every Friday, when we publish an original poem selected by our superb poetry editor, Stephanie Brown.

Last year, for the first time, in conjunction with our annual book prize, we decided to take the opportunity to recognize the author of the poem …