LitHop presents an evening with


on Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Event begins at 7:00 p.m. 

Fresno City College Old Administration Building Auditorium

CGS author photo 2013


Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of a memoir and six poetry collections, including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle award in poetry. She was awarded an American Book Award for her memoir Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona Press, 2010) and the Juniper Prize for Poetry for her collection Goodbye, Flicker (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012). She also co-edited Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, an anthology of contemporary Latinx writing (Counterpath Press, 2014). She is chair of the planning committee for CantoMundo and is the publisher of Noemi Press. Her most recent collection is Cruel Futures (City Lights 2018). Be Recorder (forthcoming, Graywolf Press 2019). She is Professor of English at Virginia Tech and, with Stephanie Burt, poetry editor of The Nation.

photo: courtesy of the author



Fresno City College Old Administration Building
photo: David Wakely Photography

Fresno City College Old Administration Building Auditorium

  • For street address and locations, visit our venues page
  • Parking available in south lot (McKinley Street side)
  • Unreserved seating / open seating
  • Wheelchair ramps are available.
  • This event is suitable for all ages
  • FREE! No tickets ever required for LitHop events.


Afterparty following this headline event:



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