About Noemi Press

 

Founded in 2002, Noemi Press is a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization dedicated to publishing and promoting the work of emerging and established authors and artists.

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Suzi F. Garcia

Co-Publisher

Suzi F. Garcia is the author of A Homegrown Fairytale (Bone Bouquet, 2020), and, along with José Olivarez, is a Poetry Editor for Haymarket Books. In addition, Suzi recently served as a Guest Editor for Poetry magazine.

Suzi is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondista, and she participated in the first ever Poetry Incubator at the Poetry Foundation. She has served as a CantoMundo Steering Committee member, CantoMundo regional director, and a board member for the Latinx Caucus.

Her writing has been featured or is forthcoming from the Offing, Vinyl, Fence Magazine, and more. She has presented at PCA/ACA, AWP, and Console-ing Passions, among other national conferences. Find her at www.suzifgarcia.com or on Twitter at @SuziG.

Anthony Cody

Co-Publisher

Anthony Cody  is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize. He is a 2022 Whiting winner, 2021 American Book Award winner, a 2020 Poets & Writers debut poet and a 2020 Southwest Book Award winner. His collection was named a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry, the PEN America / Jean Stein Book Award, the California Book Award, the LA Times Book Award in Poetry, as well as longlisted for The Believer Magazine 2020 Editor’s Award in Poetry

A CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, California, Anthony has lineage in both the Bracero Program and the Dust Bowl. Anthony co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011), as well as co-edited and co-translated Juan Felipe Herrera’s Akrílica (Noemi, 2022). He is a MFA-Creative Writing graduate from Fresno State, where he collaborates with Juan Felipe Herrera and the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist StudioHe has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference. He currently serves as a poetry editor for Omnidawn and is currently visiting faculty for the Low Residency MFA Program at Randolph College. 

Sarah Gzemski

Managing Editor

Sarah Gzemski is a poet living and working in Tucson, AZ. She is the Managing Editor of Noemi Press and the marketing specialist Specialist at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She edits books of poetry and designs book covers and interiors. She embroiders. Her mixed-genre chapbook, Centralia, is available from Porkbelly Press. Her work has appeared in SRPR, Bone Bouquet, Four Chambers, and Coldfront, among others.

  

Diana Arterian

Poetry Editor

Diana Arterian is the author of the poetry collection Playing Monster :: Seiche (1913 Press), the chapbooks With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press), Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse), and co-editor of Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet). Her creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Banff Centre, Caldera, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo, and her poetry, essays, and translations have been featured in Asymptote, BOMBDenver QuarterlyLos Angeles Review of BooksThe New York Times, and The Poetry Foundation website, among others. Diana holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California, where she was a Russell Fellow, and an MFA in poetry from CalArts, where she was a Beutner Fellow. Born and raised in Arizona, she currently resides in Los Angeles.

Emily Kiernan

Prose Editor

Emily Kiernan is the author of a novel, Great Divide (Unsolicited Press, 2014). She writes about islands, vaudeville, implacable but unjustified feelings of abandonment, The West, and places that aren’t the way she remembered them. Her short fiction has appeared in Pank, The Collagist, Monkeybicycle, decomP, The Good Men Project, Dark Sky, Redivider, JMWW, and other journals. She resides in Berkeley, California with her man and her dog. More information can be found at emilykiernan.com.

John Darcy

Prose Editor

John Darcy is an army veteran from Madison, Wisconsin. His work can be found in Wrath-Bearing TreeConjunctions 75 & 77, and forthcoming in The Masters Review Volume X: The Best Stories by Emerging Writers, among others. Before joining Noemi, he worked as a prose editor at the minnesota review and a guest editor of The New River, a magazine of digital literature, both of which are run out of Virginia Tech. He lives in Los Angeles.John Darcy is an army veteran from Madison, Wisconsin. His work can be found in Wrath-Bearing TreeConjunctions 75 & 77, and forthcoming in The Masters Review Volume X: The Best Stories by Emerging Writers, among others. Before joining Noemi, he worked as a prose editor at the minnesota review and a guest editor of The New River, a magazine of digital literature, both of which are run out of Virginia Tech. He lives in Los Angeles.

Carmen Giménez

Founder

Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of eight books, including Be Recorder, a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry; Milk and Filth, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry; Goodbye, Flicker, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry; and Bring Down the Little Birds, winner of the American Book Award. The recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches at Bennington College and directs the MFA program in creative writing at Virginia Tech.

Evan Lavender-Smith

Founding Editor

Evan Lavender-Smith is the author of From Old Notebooks and Avatar. His stories and essays have been noted in Best American Nonrequired Reading and Best American Essays, adapted for stage and radio, and translated into several languages. Lavender-Smith’s writing has been praised in BookforumThe Guardian, Harper’s, The Irish Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Vice, and other national and international media outlets. He has recently served as a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital, the Heinz Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. He is a member of the Creative Writing Studies Organization’s Board of Directors, the president of Phi Beta Kappa’s Mu of Virginia Chapter, and an assistant professor at Virginia Tech.

In Spring 2023, we look forward to forthcoming books from Sandra Simonds (ASSIA), Nawal Nader-French (a record of how the mother’s textile became sound), & Angela Peñaredondo (Mercy Ceremony).

 

 

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