Congratulations to our 2016 Poetry International Prize winner, Elisa Díaz Castelo! Her poem, “Last Family Visit to Tequesquitengo” was chosen by Sam Taylor for $1000 and publication in a future issue of Poetry International.
Born and raised in Mexico, Elisa Díaz Castelo holds an MFA in poetry from New York University and has received the Fulbright and Goldwater fellowships. Two of her poems won second place in the Literal Latté Poetry Prize and another was selected as a semi-finalist in the Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize. Her poems in Spanish have appeared in Periódico de Poesía, Los Bárbaros, and Sobremesa, among others. She is a recipient of the 2015-2016 FONCA fellowship for young writers in Mexico.