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The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All
Part study, part elliptical love song to poetics, MacArthur...
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Lucia Perillo
Lucia Perillo grew up in the suburbs of New York City in the 1960s . She graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1979 with a major in wildlife management and subsequently worked for the...
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Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison (1937-2016) was the author of over three dozen books, including Legends of the Fall and Dalva , and served as the food columnist for the magazines Brick and Esquire. He...
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The Essential W.S. Merwin
Essential  means this selection from W.S. Merwin’s vast oeuvre represents the poems readers cherish — today, tomorrow,  and  in 100 years. This deeply...
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Dana Levin
Dana Levin’s first book, In the Surgical Theatre , won the 1999 American Poetry Review/ Honickman First Book Prize and went on to receive nearly every award available to first books and...
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Pablo Neruda
Pablo Neruda was born Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto in Parral , Chile, in 1904. He served as consul in Burma and held diplomatic posts in various East Asian and European...
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Alex Dimitrov
Alex Dimitrov is the author of  Together and by Ourselves  (Copper Canyon Press, 2017),  Begging for It  (Four Way Books, 2013), and the online chapbook  American Boys...
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Brenda Shaughnessy
Brenda Shaughnessy was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Southern California. She is the author of  Our Andromeda (Copper Canyon Press, 2012), Human Dark with Sugar (Copper...
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At Copper Canyon Press, we believe that poetry is vital to language and living. Contributions to the Press enable us to publish extraordinary works of poetry, discover new voices, and engage the imaginations and intellects of readers around the world. Your gift today will help us publish The Essential W.S. Merwin, a collection of the very best poems by one of our most beloved poets. The Essential W.S. Merwin will distill the poet’s lifework down to a single, approachable paperback volume to be enjoyed by dedicated fans and new readers for generations to come. In addition, your contribution supports many other established and emerging poets whose voices are needed in the world today.

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When My Brother Was an Aztec

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This is the most beautiful and compelling poetry collection I have ever read. I have re-read a poem from it every day since finishing it.

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