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Anthony Cody grew up in Fresno, California, and has an MFA from California State University, Fresno. He is the author of The Rendering (Omnidawn, 2023) and Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Contest selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and the 2021 American Book Award. The book was also a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry, and the PEN America/Jean Stein Book Award.
Cody has received fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, CantoMundo, the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio, and Desert Nights, Rising Stars. Cody is the recipient of the 2022 Whiting Award in Poetry. In 2020, Cody won the inaugural CantoMundo Guzmán Mendoza / Paredez Fellowship for his work-in-progress poetry manuscript, “The Rendering,” selected by Aracelis Girmay. A member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle, he coedited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011). Cody collaborates with Juan Felipe Herrera at Fresno State’s the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio. He is also an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press and a poetry editor for Omnidawn Press.