Carmen Giménez Smith

Books and Anthologies


Cruel Futures, 2018, City Lights Spotlight Series

"Carmen Giménez Smith's beautiful book, Cruel Futures is one of those rare books, rare pieces of art, that manages to be extremely intimate, vulnerable and close while also doing a kind of searing cultural critique."—Ross Gay

Available at: City Lights Spotlight Series/ Indiebound/ Powell'sAmazon / Barnes & Noble


Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, edited by Carmen Giménez Smith and John Chávez, 2015, Counterpath Press

“A literary meeting place, a bodega for the thirsty reader, Angels of the Americlypse activates the topologies of place, language, and ethnicity in ways that remind one that modernity can begin again in altered form because it is perhaps not essentially historical in nature but, rather, theoretical and performative.” —Daniel Tiffany

Available at: Counterpath/ Indiebound/ Powell'sAmazon/ Barnes & Noble


Milk and Filth, 2013, Camino del Sol, University of Arizona Press

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

"Giménez Smith generously deploys physical—often violent—imagery to challenge classist, consumerist, and socially polite forms of feminism." —Publishers Weekly

Available at: University of Arizona/ Indiebound/ Powell'sAmazon / Barnes & Noble

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Goodbye Flicker, 2012, University of Massachusetts Press 

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry

"Gimenez Smith's third collection braids references to classic fairy tales drawn from a deep well of sources--dark, violent, twisted narratives that ensnare and repeat. . . . her expansive, visionary work promises to satisfy many hungers."—Los Angeles Review of Books

Available at: University of Massachusetts Press/ Indiebound/ Powell's/  Amazon/ Barnes & Noble


The City She Was, 2011, Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University

"Feast on poems with long lines and fantastical imagery; you want to get a second look but you’re at the next corner, and there’s more and more to see and hear."— The Rumpus

Available at: University Press of Colorado / Indiebound / Powell's / Barnes & Noble


Bring Down the Little Birds, 2010, University of Arizona Press

"Ultimately, [Gimenez Smith] does the best thing a writer can do—she trusts her voice. She trusts that her point of view is fresh (it is), that her experiences and analysis are compelling (they are) and that her book will stand out in an often-misguided, cliché-saturated genre. Here's hoping it does."— Ms. Magazine 

Available at: University of Arizona Press/ Indiebound/ Powell'sAmazon /Barnes & Noble


Odalisque in Pieces, 2009, Camino del Sol University of Arizona Press

"Carmen Giménez Smith brings us news both of this world, and the one before it.” —Laura Kasischke

Available at: University of Arizona / Indiebound/ Powell'sAmazon/ Barnes & Noble