Anthony Cody grew up in Fresno, California, and has an MFA from California State University in Fresno. He is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Contest selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and finalist for the National Book Award. Cody has received fellowships from CantoMundo, the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio, and Desert Nights, Rising Stars. 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 provides communications support for CantoMundo and an associate poetry editor for Noemi Press.