Carmen Giménez Smith

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Carmen Giménez Smith
Carmen Giménez Smith at 2012 Fall for the Book
Carmen Giménez Smith at 2012 Fall for the Book
Born (1971-02-20) February 20, 1971 (age 47)
New York City
Alma mater San Jose State University; Iowa Writers' Workshop
Genre Poetry
Website
www.carmengimenezsmith.com

Carmen Giménez Smith (born February 20, 1971 in New York City) is an American poet, writer and editor.

Life[edit]

Giménez Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University and a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. She is currently a professor in English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.[1] She also teaches in Bennington College's Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing.[2] Giménez Smith is the founder and publisher of Noemi Press, and she is a founding fellow and co-director of CantoMundo.[3] In the fall of 2017, Giménez Smith became editor of The Nation's Poetry Section, alongside Stephanie Burt.[4]

In 2009, Giménez Smith was named to Poetry Society of America's biennial New American Poets Series.[5] In 2011, she was named a Howard Foundation Fellow in Creative Nonfiction;[6] her memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds, received an American Book Award;[7] and her third collection of poems, Goodbye, Flicker, was awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry.[8] Milk and Filth was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.[9]

Awards[edit]

Books[edit]

Poetry collections[edit]

Memoir[edit]

Edited anthologies[edit]

  • Angels of the Americlypse : an anthology of new Latin@ writing, edited with John Chavez (Denver: Counterpath, 2014).

Chapbooks[edit]

  • Glitch (Zurich, Dusie Kollectiv, 2010)
  • Reason's Monster (Zurich, Dusie Kollectiv, 2011)
  • Can We Talk Here (New York, Belladonna Books, 2011)
  • Jokey Poems Up to Ten (Zurich, Dusie Kollectiv, 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carmen Gimenez Smith". Retrieved 2018-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Faculty page at Bennington College". ashland.edu. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "CantoMundo Growing Leadership Team | CantoMundo". www.cantomundo.org. Retrieved 2018-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Harvard poet Stephanie Burt's new volume explores gender, memory". Harvard Gazette. 2017-11-03. Retrieved 2018-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Poetry Society of America's New American Poets Series". poetrysociety.org. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Howard Foundation Fellows". Brown.edu. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ Smith, Carmen Giménez (2010-09-08). "Carmen Giménez Smith". Carmen Giménez Smith. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  8. ^ "ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2011 JUNIPER PRIZES" (PDF). umass.edu. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 23, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Our talk with prolific poet, author and publisher Carmen Giménez Smith". NBC News. Retrieved 2018-08-20. 
  10. ^ Kirsten Reach (January 14, 2014). "NBCC finalists announced". Melville House Publishing. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2013". National Book Critics Circle. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 

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