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An Evening with Michael Wiegers, Editor in Chief of Copper Canyon Press

Date(s): Friday, March 19, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Genre and Form(s): Editing, Publishing
Cost: Free

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Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University for a discussion about the ins and outs of publishing with Michael Wiegers, Editor in Chief of Copper Canyon Presson Friday, March 19, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MST on Zoom.

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About Copper Canyon Press

Copper Canyon Press publishes extraordinary poetry from around the world to engage the imaginations and intellects of readers. Since 1972, the Press has published poetry exclusively and has established an international reputation for its commitment to authors, editorial acumen, and dedication to the poetry audience. Copper Canyon Press publishes new collections of poetry by both revered and emerging American poets, translations of classical and contemporary work from many of the world’s cultures, re-issues of out-of-print poetry classics, anthologies, and prose books about poetry. Copper Canyon has published over 400 titles, including works by Nobel Laureates Pablo Neruda, Odysseas Elytis, Octavio Paz, Vicente Aleixandre, and Rabindranath Tagore; Pulitzer Prize-winners Ted Kooser, Carolyn Kizer, Maxine Kumin, W.S. Merwin, and Theodore Roethke; National Book Award-winners Hayden Carruth, Lucille Clifton, and Ruth Stone; and some of the most original contemporary poets and translators such as Jim Harrison, C.D. Wright, Red Pine, Norman Dubie, Arthur Sze, Lucia Perillo, Ocean Vuong, Jericho Brown, and many others.

About the Author

Michael Wiegers has been acquiring and editing books for Copper Canyon Press since 1993, and currently serves as the Press’s Executive Editor/Editor in Chief. He has edited two retrospective volumes of the poetry of Frank Stanford, including What About This, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and received the Balcones Poetry Prize. He edited the anthologies The Poet’s Child and This Art, and translated poems for Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry, which he co-edited with Mónica de la Torre.