Please join us for a conversation with Michael Wiegers, Editor-in-Chief of Copper Canyon Press, on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:15 AM in CLA 1.302E (Glickman Conference Center). Topics will include the nuts and bolts of book acquisition, publication, publicity, the visionary work of building a dynamic list, and advocating for the essential role of poetry in contemporary American culture.
Michael Wiegers is the Editor-in-Chief of Copper Canyon Press where, over the past two decades, he has edited and published more than 300 titles working with poets such as C.D. Wright, W.S. Merwin, Brenda Shaughnessy, John Yau, Ben Lerner, Natalie Diaz, Arthur Sze, Matthew Zapruder, Dean Young, Jane Miller, Lisa Olstein, and Ocean Vuong, among many others. He additionally serves as Poetry Editor for Narrative Magazine, and translates Spanish-language poetry. Wiegers recently edited two retrospective volumes of the poetry of Frank Stanford, What About This (a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award) and Hidden Water (with Chet Weise), and co-edited Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry with Mónica de la Torre.
Copper Canyon Press is a nonprofit publisher that believes poetry is vital to language and living. 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 has published over 400 books, including 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.
For more information on Copper Canyon Press, please visit their website:https://www.coppercanyonpress.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.