Anthony Cody is from Fresno, California, with lineage in the Bracero Program and Dust Bowl. His debut, Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), won a 2021 American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award and PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award and edits for Noemi Press and Omnidawn.