Carmen Giménez Smith




  • Cruel Futures is named in the 2018 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out!

  • Carmen Giménez Smith recommends Sara Ahmed’s Living a Feminist.

  • Dana Levin and Carmen Giménez Smith talk race, politics, and poetic at Lit Hub.

  • Carmen Giménez Smith named one of 15 Latinx Poets Breaking Borders by Book Riot.

  • Emily Pérez says, "With humor and outrage, Giménez Smith reflects upon capitalist, misogynist, media-obsessed cultural conditions and how this environment molded the “I” in this collection." Read more in Pérez's of Cruel Futures at the Boston Review!

  • In the nineteenth episode of Ampersand, editor in chief Kevin Larimer and senior editor Melissa Faliveno preview the May/June 2018 issue of Poets & Writers, including an interview of  Carmen Giménez Smith by Rigoberto Gonzalez.

  • Major Jackson says, "In Carmen Giménez Smith’s Cruel Futures, it’s clear she is not interested in the kind of static attention one associates with William Wordsworth’s definition of poetry as “emotion recollected in tranquillity.”  Read more here!

  • Winter Tangerine calls Cruel Futures, "This is a collection of incredible humor, wry and witty."

  • Cruel Futures is reviewed at The Arkansas International

  • "The Daughter" by Carmen Giménez Smith featured by the Poetry Foundation

  • "Make America Mongrel Again" by Carmen Giménez Smith published at the Harriet

  • "Poet and Activist Carmen Giménez Smith interviewed by Rigoberto Gonzalez" in the May/June Poets & Writers.

  • Carmen is featured on the podcast "KUT » This is Just to Say" by Carrie Fountain

  • Cruel Futures  receives it's first review! Publisher's Weekly says, "Giménez Smith’s crisp lyrics and imagery highlight ever-present threats to female personhood and autonomy."

  • Carmen Giménez Smith joins the faculty of Bennington College's MFA program!

  • Carmen Giménez Smith presents at the Universidad de San Marcos in Lima, Peru

  • Webpage for Cruel Futures goes live!

  • ‘The Nation’ Names Steph Burt and Carmen Giménez Smith Poetry Editors

  • Poet's Sampler: Raquel Salas Rivera by Carmen Giménez Smith

  • Kazim Ali suggests reading Carmen Giménez Smith in "On Instafame & Reading Rupi Kaur"

  • A New Poem by  Carmen Giménez Smith in The Awl