Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize, selected by the poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. His debut collection has been honored as a 2021 American Book Award winner, 2020 National Book Award Finalist in Poetry, a 2020 Poets & Writers debut, a 2021 PEN America / Jean Stein Award finalist, a L.A. Times Book Award finalist, a California Book Award finalist, a 2020 Believer Magazine Editor’s longlist in Poetry, as well as a winner of a 2020 Southwest Book Award (Border Regional Library Association). He is a CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, California with lineage in both the Bracero Program and the Dust Bowl. His poetry has appeared in The Academy of American Poets: Poem-A-Day Series, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, The Colorado Review, UK’s Magma Poetry, TriQuarterly, The Boiler, ctrl+v journal, among others. Anthony co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011), as well as co-editor and co-translator of Juan Felipe Herrera’s Akrílica (Noemi Press, forthcoming January 2022). He is a graduate of the MFA-Creative Writing Program at Fresno State where he continues to collaborate with Juan Felipe Herrera and the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio. Anthony has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference. Anthony won the inaugural 2020 CantoMundo Guzmán Mendoza / Paredez Fellowship for his forthcoming collection, "The Rendering", selected by Aracelis Girmay. He serves as an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press and a poetry editor for Omnidawn.
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