Common Ground#843

Publishing-in-Transit: Noemi Press

Featuring Suzi F. Garcia, Anthony Cody, Sarah Gzemski, and Cole Swensen


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Noemi Press Co-Publishers Suzi F. Garcia and Anthony Cody and Executive Director Sarah Gzemski join Rail contributor Cole Swensen for a conversation and reading.

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Suzi F. Garcia

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Suzi F. Garcia is the author of A Homegrown Fairytale (Bone Bouquet, 2020), and, along with José Olivarez, is a Poetry Editor for Haymarket Books. In addition, Suzi recently served as a Guest Editor for Poetry magazine. Suzi is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondista, and she participated in the first ever Poetry Incubator at the Poetry Foundation. She has served as a CantoMundo Steering Committee member, CantoMundo regional director, and a board member for the Latinx Caucus. Her writing has been featured or is forthcoming from the Offing, Vinyl, Fence Magazine, and more. She has presented at PCA/ACA, AWP, and Console-ing Passions, among other national conferences.

Anthony Cody

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Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize. He is a 2022 Whiting winner and 2021 American Book Award winner, among other recognitions. Anthony co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011), as well as co-edited and co-translated Juan Felipe Herrera’s Akrílica (Noemi, 2022). He is a MFA-Creative Writing graduate from Fresno State, and has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference. He currently serves as a poetry editor for Omnidawn and is currently visiting faculty for the Low Residency MFA Program at Randolph College.

Sarah Gzemski

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Sarah Gzemski is a poet. She is the executive director of Noemi Press and the financial coordinator at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She is an editor and book designer living and working in Tucson, AZ, the ancestral and current home of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui people. Her current manuscript about growing up an evangelical pastor’s daughter grapples with fundamentalism’s effects on her girlhood/womanhood and confronts its nationalist rhetoric and roots. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Bone Bouquet, Four Chambers, and Cartridge Lit, among others.

Cole Swensen

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Poet Cole Swensen is the author of 17 volumes of poetry and a collection of critical essays, Noise That Stays Noise. A book of hybrid poem-essays, Art in Time, was published by Nightboat in 2021. A former Guggenheim Fellow, she has been a finalist for the National Book Award and has been awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize, the SF State Poetry Center Book Award, and the National Poetry Series. She has also translated over 20 volumes of poetry, prose, and art criticism from French and won the 2004 PEN USA Award in Literary Translation.

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