The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Anthony Cody

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2020

About Anthony Cody

Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (forthcoming from Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Contest selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. He is a CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, California whose poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, The Boiler, ctrl + v journal, Tinderbox, among other journals. Cody is a member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle where he co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology. As an MFA candidate at Fresno State, he serves as a fellow in the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio created by Juan Felipe Herrera. In 2018, he received the Galway Kinnell Scholarship to attend the Community of Writers and nominations for a Best of the Net and a Best New Poets 2018 via The Boiler. He is the communications manager for CantoMundo, as well as an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press.

Find Conference Sessions with Anthony Cody

PostBorder: Abandoning the Page, The Self Beyond 8.5x11
Anthony Cody

Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Tooker, Old Main
Type: Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre: Experimental, Poetry

In this generative session, we will examine how the constraints and limitations of the page affect form and content to produce work that expands beyond traditional scale and presentation. The session provides poets the chance to experiment with form and scale in order to generate work that centers their own narrative and desire for the freedom of movement that we're allowed once we stretch beyond the page and physically enter and reclaim space. The session will also provide poets with examples of contemporary work currently in conversation with the session.