”QUOTIENT is a celebration of codes that make up our world: DNA, language, geometry, Fibonacci, song, rhizomes, the "lovely legerdemain" and arithmetic of the body. "Do you remember / in radiolarian, the images / etched in microscopic minerals? / Once you were a butterfly," Zamora muses; reminding us of the beauty in pattern, how each coil builds upon the next, how each mathematical sequence of our existence is a kind of quotidian magic; her poems act as microscopes fitted to the eye of the reader. A book of revelations, QUOTIENT looks past death, destruction, grief--focuses instead on the miraculous echo of tree rings, "& loss / is loss no more"--with an intensity and tenderness that catch like a sob of joy in the throat.”—Deborah Miranda, author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir and Alter for Broken Things
Felicia Zamora is the author of six books of poetry including, I Always Carry My Bones, winner of the 2020 Iowa Poetry Prize (University of Iowa Press, 2021), Body of Render, Benjamin Saltman Award winner (Red Hen Press, 2020), and Of Form & Gather, Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize winner (University of Notre Dame Press). A CantoMundo and Ragdale Foundation fellow, she won the 2020 C.P. Cavafy Prize from Poetry International, the Wabash Prize for Poetry and the Tomaž Šalamun Prize. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Academy of American Poets Poem-A- Day, AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Georgia Review, Guernica, Missouri Review Poem-of-the-Week, Orion, Poetry Magazine, The Nation, and others. She is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Cincinnati and associate poetry editor for the Colorado Review.