The Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter presents #FresnoWriters Live, a virtual reading to celebrate the new poetry collection “Borderland Apocrypha,” the debut book from Fresno writer Anthony Cody. The reading will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 25 on Zoom.
Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Contest and selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. He is a CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, California with lineage in both the Bracero Program and the Dust Bowl. His poetry has appeared in 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. Most recently, Anthony won the inaugural 2020 CantoMundo Guzmán Mendoza / Paredes Fellowship for his work-in-progress poetry manuscript, “The Rendering”, selected by Aracelis Girmay. He is the communications manager for CantoMundo, as well as an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press. He is a recent Fresno State Master of Fine Arts graduate in creative writing where he was named the 2020 College of Arts and Humanities graduate Dean’s Medalist.