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Carmen Gimenez Smith

Carmen Giménez Smith, Professor

Carmen Giménez Smith, Professor
Carmen Giménez Smith, Professor

Department of English 
201 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7696 | carmens@vt.edu

Carmen Giménez Smith, a 2019 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of seven books, including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry, and Be Recorder, a finalist for the National Book Award, the L.A. Times Book, and the PEN Open Book Award. She was awarded an American Book Award for Bring Down the Little Birds and the Juniper Prize for Poetry for her collection Goodbye, Flicker. She is a co-director for CantoMundo, publisher of Noemi Press, and a professor of English at Virginia Tech.

  • Feminist Poetry and Poetics
  • Small Press Culture/Publishing
  • Translation
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Latinx Poetry and Poetics
  • MFA in Creative Writing, University of Iowa
  • Publisher, Noemi Press
  • Albert l. Sturm Award, 2020
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 2019
  • National Book Award Finalist, 2019
  • Be Recorder, Graywolf Press, 2019
  • Cruel Futures, City Lights Books, 2018
  • Beyond the Field: New Latin@ Writing, Counterpath Press, 2014
  • Milk and Filth, poetry collection, University of Arizona Press, 2013
  • Goodbye, Flicker, poetry collection, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012
  • The City She Was, poetry collection, Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing, 2011
  • Can We Talk Here, poetry chapbook, Belladonna Books, 2011
  • Bring Down the Little Birds, memoir, University of Arizona Press, 2010
  • Odalisque in Pieces, poetry collection, University of Arizona Press, 2009 Glitch, poetry chapbook, Dusie Kollectiv, 2009
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 2019

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