INTERVIEW WITH FELICIA ZAMORA - SLOW BLEED
Someone once said that artists are required to pay attention; I agree, but long before I knew I was an artist, I knew paying attention was a tremendous and horrible gift, one that required me to ingest what I witnessed, ingest the world around me, and to be in a constant state of process about what I see, what I experience, and the stories of others. I’ve heard white folks say time and time again that they’ve “never thought of that before” when it comes to various social justice and equity issues. Frankly, that privilege is one, that being a person of color, I’ve never possessed. Being bi-racial, I walk around in a constant state of otherness. I find that my strength comes from this lens, this questioning the world around me, constantly wondering Why? instead of accepting the world, and How to change what feels incorrect?
North American Review
Considerations of Self in Poetry: You and the Page
Felicia Zamora’s Poem “A Long Road Never Takes Us” Will Appear In Nar Issue 302.1.
What brings you to the page? The incessant lull of the image? Perhaps the habitual pace around the desk, in taunt of your time? The spark of unexplainable inspiration that requires you to bolt toward any mechanism of capture to get it down? The guilt that burrows dark, behind pupils, under the sheets, wheezing, Why are you not writing? All these things may bring you to the page at one time or another, and the list of a gazillion other illuminating and dreadful reasons, but the importance lies in you being at the page.
INTERVIEW WITH 2015 1/2 K PRIZE FINALIST FELICIA ZAMORA
2015 1/2 K Prize Finalist, Felicia Zamora, answers our much anticipated questions about her poem “Decoy” and her overall experiences as a writer. In this interview, she dives in and elaborates on what inspired this piece and gives advice to writers submitting to our ongoing 2016 1/2 K Prize.
College of Liberal Arts Magazine, Colorado State University
ALUMNA FELICIA ZAMORA WINS 2016 ANDRÉS MONTOYA POETRY PRIZE
The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize is an initiative which supports the publication of a first book by a Latino/a poet residing in the United States. The winner of the seventh edition of the prize is English department alumna Felicia Zamora, (MFA Creative Writing: Poetry, 2012).