Visiting Writer Carmen Giménez Smith at UWM

Visiting Writer Carmen Giménez Smith presents a literary reading and discusses her experiences in publishing in conversation with David Wilk. 

Born in New York, Giménez Smith is the author of the memoir Bring Down the Little Birds (2010), which won the American Book Award, and four poetry collections, including Odalisque in Pieces (2009); The City She Was (2011); Goodbye, Flicker (2012), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry; and Milk and Filth, finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. She is also the recipient of a fellowship in creative nonfiction from the Howard Foundation. Giménez Smith co-edited the 2014 anthology Angels of the Americylpse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing, and she currently serves as the editor-in-chief (and director) of the literary journal Puerto del Sol, the publisher of Noemi Press, and an editor at VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. A CantoMundo Fellow and formerly a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Giménez Smith is an Associate Professor in the creative writing program at New Mexico State University.

Thursday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.: Literary Reading and Q & A, UWM Hefter Conference Center (3271 N. Lake Dr). Free and open to the public. Woodland Pattern Book Center will have both the author’s books and Noemi Press titles available for sale on site.

Friday, October 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Publishing Talk with Interview by Publisher David Wilk, Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E. Locust St). Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by

Department of English
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies Program
Roberto Hernández Center
Women’s and Gender Studies Program