Speedway and Swan: Carmen Giménez Smith
Poet, editor and publisher Carmen Giménez Smith joins us in the KXCI studio to share poems by authors from Noemi Press, including work from a forthcoming book by former Poetry Center literary director, Hannah Ensor. This episode also highlights poems from presenters at the Thinking its Presence: Race + Creative Writing + Art conference, which prompted Giménez Smith’s visit to Tucson.
With musical selections from Cass McCombs, PJ Harvey, Lauryn Hill and others.
Muriel Leung | “World’s Tiniest Human,” Bone Confetti, Noemi Press, 2016.
Manuel Paul López | “10 new superstitions,” These Days of Candy, Noemi Press, 2017.
Patricia Spears Jones | “May Perpetual Light Shine,” Poem-a-Day, Academy of American Poets, Oct 17, 2017.
Carolina Ebeid | “You Asked Me to Talk About the Interior,” You Asked Me to Talk About the Interior, Noemi Press, 2016.
Roberto Tejada |“(Honeycomb perfection of this form before me),” Full Foreground, University of Arizona Press, 2012.
John Pluecker | “Tome at Hotel Norte,” Ford Over, Noemi Press, 2016.
Hannah Ensor |“Art in a Capitalism,” Love Dream With Television forthcoming from Noemi Press.
Natalie Scenters Zapico | “Placement,” The Verging Cities, Center for Literary Publishing, 2015.
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal |“Tropical Depression,” Beast Meridian, Noemi Press, 2017.
Eunsong Kim| “Regicide,” The Gospel of Regicide, Noemi Press, 2017.
TC Tolbert |“Dear Melissa (a gray horse painted),” Entropy, April 25, 2017.
Jessica Rae Bergamino | “Occultation Voyager Two at Jupiter,” Unmanned, forthcoming from Noemi Press.
Samiya Bashir |“Cannot Cycle,” Poetry, April 2014.
Born in New York, poet Carmen Giménez Smith earned a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. She is the author of six collections of poetry, including (City Lights, 2018); (2013), a finalist for the N