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WLP Presents: Anthony Cody Special Reading/Q&A

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, April 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize, selected by the poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. His debut collection has been honored as a 2020 National Book Award Finalist in Poetry, a 2020 Poets & Writers debut, a 2020 Believer Magazine Editor’s longlist in Poetry, a 2021 PEN/America Jean Stein Award finalist nominee, as well as a winner of a 2020 Southwest Book Award (Border Regional Library Association).

Cody 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, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, The Boiler, ctrl+v journal, among others. Anthony is a member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle, where he co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology.

He is a recent MFA-Creative Writing graduate from Fresno State, where he continues to collaborate with Juan Felipe Herrera and the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio. Cody 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 serves as an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press and a poetry editor for Omnidawn, and currently teaches Ecopoetry at Fresno State. For more information, visit

Free and open to the public. Alumni and friends of Emerson, please join us. Please note that the event will be recorded and live streamed to Facebook (WLP Town Crier). RSVP necessary by Wednesday, April 14, 11:30 pm ET on Eventbrite. A Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the event.

Order Anthony’s titles before and after the event from Porter Square Books. If you’d like a signed book, put a note in your order comments that you’d like a signed copy and who you’d like it signed to. Personalized book requests due by end of the day on Sat, Apr 17. Books will begin to be shipped two weeks after the event.

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April 15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing