a record of how the mother's textile became sound (Noemi Press 2023)
About Noemi Press:
I’ve been asked by many about the press that published my first book so here’s a little bit about them:
Noemi Press, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded by Carmen Giménez and Evan Lavender-Smith in 2002. The Blacksburg, Va.–based press has been affiliated with Virginia Tech University and has approximately 100 titles currently in print. While Giménez, an English professor at Virginia Tech was named Graywolf Press’s new executive director on 2022, the affiliation with Virginia Tech continues. Book storage and distribution, as well as other mailings and Noemi’s digital presence are maintained by Virginia Tech students, who are either work-study or interns.
an improvised song is likely to come apart and scatter in infinite directions manuscript was a finalist in
-- 2021 Autumn House Press Full-Length Poetry Contest judged by EILEEN MYLES.
-- and also a finalist in University of Pittsburgh's 2021 Center for African American Poetry and Poetics Book Prize
A Hemmed Remnant manuscript was a finalist in the 2018 Ron Sillerman Prize for African Poets by the University of Nebraska Press and also a finalist in the 2018 Brigham Award through Lost Roads.
Published in lit mags
(forthcoming) North American Review ,“I look out the balcony doors..." & “Perfection takes the sacrifice of falling stars"
RHINO, “Mother as Text"
Fence Books, “In Proximity”
The Texas Review, “2nd-Class Citizen Abroad”, & “Tracing the word”
Grist Journal (Grist ProForma Contest Finalist), “Sometimes a mother is”,
Bayou Magazine, “Dear Teta Abla" & “Song of Libnan"
AMP: Hofstra , “A Triolet for the Vanishing Migrant” & “Semitone Piecing”
Rogue Agent, “That I remember” also Nominated for Sundress Publications' 2017 Best of the Net
Progenitor Art and Literary Journal, “Remnants of Submission”
The Elephants from “ Stem Sound”: “On stems” , “In”, “principio”, “erat”, “Verbum”, “et”, “apud”, “sonus”, “Stem sound”