Anthony Cody

Anthony Cody is from Fresno, CA with lineage in both the Bracero Program and the Dust Bowl. His debut collection, Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020) won the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize, a 2022 Whiting Award, a 2021 American Book Award, a 2020 Southwest Book Award, and was recognized as a 2020 Poets & Writers debut poet and a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN America / Jean Stein Award, the L.A. Times Book Award, among others. His poetry has appeared in Poetry, Magma (UK), The Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day Series, among others. He co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011), as well as co-edited and co-translated Juan Felipe Herrera’s Akrílica (Noemi Press, 2022). Anthony has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, Desert Nights, Rising Stars, as well as the 2020 CantoMundo Guzmán Mendoza / Paredez Fellowship. He currently serves as poetry editor for Noemi Press and Omnidawn, as well as collaborates with Juan Felipe Herrera and the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio. His next book, The Rendering is forthcoming from Omnidawn in Spring of 2023. Anthony lives with his partner, poet Mai Der Vang, in Fresno, California.

Columns, If These Covers Could Talk, Interview

If These Covers Could Talk #5


In If These Covers Could Talk, poets interview the visual artists whose works grace their book covers. The result is an engaging discussion of process, vision, and projects. This series is a celebration of collaboration—here, we champion the fruitful conversations taking place both on and behind the cover.

This month, poet Anthony Cody talked to artist Josue Rojas about the cover of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020).

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