POETRY READING & CONVERSATION
STEINBECK CENTER, MLK LIBRARY
April 19th, 4:00 pm
CARMEN GIMÉNEZ SMITH
SJSU alum Carmen Giménez Smith returns to read from her recent collections of poetry that include Milk and Filth (2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the forthcoming book from City Light Publishers Cruel Futures (2018). She writes lyric essays as well as poetry, and is the author of the poetry chapbook Casanova Variations (2009), the full-length collection Odalisque in Pieces (2009), and the memoir Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else (2010). She has emerged as a leading voice in the Latinx poetry community as well the influential publisher of Noemi Press, an independent literary press that has published more than 40 books. She co-edited Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, an anthology of contemporary Latinx writing (2014). Born in New York City, she earned a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. She has taught at New Mexico State University, and is currently on the creative writing faculty at Virginia Tech.
Cosponsored by Poetry Center San Jose