Carmen Giménez Smith

b. 1971
Carmen Giménez Smith
Born in New York, poet Carmen Giménez Smith earned a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. She is the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol and publisher of Noemi Press. She teaches at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Giménez Smith’s work explores issues affecting the lives of females, including Latina identity, and frequently references myth and memory.

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