Anthony Cody was born in Fresno, California with roots in both the Dust Bowl and Bracero Program. He is a CantoMundo fellow, an editorial member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle, and a graduate of Fresno State. Anthony’s poetry has been published in U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971–2007 (City Lights) and How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday), in which he also served as co-editor, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, ToeGood Poetry Journal, Tropics of Meta, and Gentromancer - a collaborative art project with artist Josue Rojas in El Tecolote newspaper. He currently serves as Communications Manager for Theatre Arts at Fresno State, Treasurer of the Chicanx Writers and Artists Association, a Laureate Lab fellow in Juan Felipe Herrera's Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio at Fresno State, and is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry at Fresno State.