The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Photograph of Anthony Cody

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.