Poetry Reading and Discussion with Anthony Cody
Anthony Cody is the author of two collections of poetry. His most recent collection is The Rendering (Omnidawn, 2023). Anthony’s debut collection, Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), was winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize, selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. He has been awarded a 2022 Whiting Award, a 2021 American Book Award, and a 2020 Southwest Book Award and was named a finalist for a 2020 National Book Award, a 2021 PEN America/Jean Stein Award, a 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Award, and a 2021 California Book Award. In 2020, he was honored as a 2020 Poets & Writers debut poet.
Cody is a CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, California, with lineage in the Bracero Program and Dust Bowl. His poetry has appeared in The Academy of American Poets: Poem-A-Day Series, Gulf Coast, and Ninth Letter, among others. Anthony coedited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011), as well as coedited and cotranslated Juan Felipe Herrera’s Akrílica (Noemi Press, 2022). He is copublisher of Noemi Press, a poetry editor for Omnidawn, collaborates with Juan Felipe Herrera and the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio, and is faculty in poetry at Randolph College's Low Residency MFA Program.
Douglas Kearney has published seven books, most recently, Sho (Wave Books, 2021), a finalist for the National Book Award, Pen American, and Minnesota Book Award. Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016) is the winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Award and the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry and silver medalist for the California Book Award (Poetry). Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher’s Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” Starts Spinning (Rain Taxi, 2019) is a chapbook of poetry.
Fodder, an LP featuring Kearney and frequent collaborator/SoundChemist, Val Jeanty, was published by Fonograf Editions (2021). He has received a Whiting Writer’s Award and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, as well as residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and others. A Howard University and CalArts alumnus, Kearney teaches creative writing at the University of Minnesota, where he is a McKnight Presidential Fellow. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Altadena, California, he lives with his family in St. Paul.
This event is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donor gift that will help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.