Carmen Giménez Smith




  • Be Recorder gets a starred review in BookPages!

  • LitHub names Be Recorder one of the most anticipated books of 2019

  • Be Recorder receives a starred review at Publisher’s Weekly!

  • “No Apology: A Poemifesto” was featured on Tracy K. Smith’s podcast, the Slowdown.

  • Carmen Giménez Smith has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship!

  • “Photo of a Girl on a Beach” was included on the podcast “Words & Music.”

  • Be Recorder featured on NPR’s article, “"I Reject Walls": A 2019 Poetry Preview.”

  • Available now: Carmen Giménez Smith celebrating the release of Cruel Futures. Opening reading by Barbara Jane Reyes. Introduction by series editor, Garrett Caples

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • "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.

  • 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."