Isabel Zapata


Photo by Jorge Luis Plata

Isabel Zapata is a Mexico City–born writer and editor. She is the author of the poetry books Ventanas adentro (Ediciones Urdimbre, 2002), Las noches son así (Broken English, 2018), and Una ballena es un país (Almadía, 2019) as well as the bilingual essay collection Alberca vacía / Empty Pool (Argonáutica, 2019, trans. Robin Myers). Recent poems have appeared in English translation in Waxwing, The Common, Rio Grande Review, and are forthcoming in Words Without Borders.

  • A close up photograph of a mother holding her baby's feet
    July 6, 2020 | Isabel Zapata
    Photo by Alex Pasarelu / Unsplash A new mother in Mexico contemplates the future—for her daughter, for all of us. On February 1, 2020, as I was giving birth in Mexico City, fifty-four...

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