Carmen Giménez Smith is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and the author of a memoir and six poetry collections, including "Be Recorder," which was recently long-listed for the National Book Award.
Her other poetry collections include "Cruel Futures," "Milk and Filth," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and "Goodbye, Flicker," winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry. She is the author of the memoir, "Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else," which received an American Book Award. She also co-edited "Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing."
Giménez Smith is chair of the planning committee for CantoMundo and is the publisher of Noemi Press. A professor of English at Virginia Tech, she is also a poetry editor of the Nation with Stephanie Burt.