Curated Conversation(s): Anthony Cody with Keith S. Wilson

Anthony Cody discusses his debut poetry collection, Borderland Apocrypha, with Keith S. Wilson. Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show is a monthly interview with a Latinx poet who has recently published their first book. The debut poets themselves have selected their interlocutors.

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Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, April 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize and a 2020 National Book Award Finalist in Poetry. He is a CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, CA with lineage in both the Bracero Program and Dust Bowl. His poetry has appeared in Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day Series, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, among others. A recent MFA-Creative Writing graduate at Fresno State, he collaborates with Juan Felipe Herrera and the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio, supports communication for CantoMundo, and is an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press.

Affrilachian poet Keith S. Wilson is the author of Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love (Copper Canyon Press, 2019). His poetry and prose have appeared in EllePoetry magazine, the Kenyon Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among others. Wilson’s nonfiction has won an Indiana Review Nonfiction Prize and the Redivider Blurred Line Prize, and has been anthologized in the award-winning collection Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy. Wilson has received fellowships or grants from the NEA, Cave Canem, Bread Loaf, Tin House, the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, UCross, the Millay Colony, and James Merrill House, among others. He was a Gregory Djanikian Scholar, and his poetry has won the Rumi Prize and been anthologized in Best New Poets and Best of the Net.



Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show is a collaboration between The Writer’s Center, Duende District, Poet Lore, and Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies. This project is funded by the Poetry Foundation and the generosity of individual donors.