The Best of the Verse

Massachusetts Poet Jody Zorgdrager is the Winner of the First Annual Zócalo Poetry Prize

Poetry has been a key element in Zócalo’s eclectic blend since we first began publishing in 2008. We were delighted to find ourselves building a literary space for both established and emerging poets. And we appreciated it when Los Angeles poet Lynne Thompson wrote us to say, “The diverse voices Zócalo publishes coupled with gorgeous visual art make it a joyous read.”

Before long, though, we wanted to do more to spotlight the most beautiful and difficult of literary arts. So we launched Zócalo’s first annual poetry prize. It was–and is–intended …