Natalie Scenters-Zapico’s poetry brings a personal perspective on that border we have all heard so much about recently. From the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, USA, and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México, Fronteriza poet Scenters-Zapico comes to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW) this Friday to read selections of her work including the premiere of four new poems on the theme of poetry and democracy. The reading is preceded by a walk along the Rio Grande Bosque led by Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero and New Mexico Centennial Poet Levi Romero to read and contemplate Scenters-Zapico’s “When the Desert Made Us Visible” and Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.” The walk begins at 5pm and the reading at 6:30pm. Both are free and open to the public.