Anthony Cody

Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, April 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Contest selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, a National Book Award in Poetry finalist, a PEN America / Jean Stein Book Award finalist, a California Book Award finalist, a LA Times Book Award in Poetry finalist, and longlisted for The Believer Magazine 2020 Editor's Award in Poetry. He is a 2020 Poets & Writers debut poet and a 2020 Southwest Book Award winner. A CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, California, Anthony has lineage in both the Bracero Program and the Dust Bowl. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Academy of American Poets: Poem-A-Day Series, The Colorado Review, Magma Poetry (UK), Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, The Boiler, ctrl+v journal, among others. Anthony co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology. He collaborates 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 work-in-progress poetry manuscript, "The Rendering", selected by Aracelis Girmay. He has taught ecopoetry at Fresno State and led workshops across the country. He serves as an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press and a poetry editor for Omnidawn.