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Moon Before Morning, The
The Moon before Morning is a love letter composed in a stunning rush of memory. Answering the call set forth in his Pulitzer Prize–winning The Shadow of Sirius, W.S. Merwin...
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News, The
“ The News is more than a venture into art by someone prominent in another field. In these poems, an unconventional subject for poetry is dealt with from within, by a real...
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Dear Life
Foreword by Seamus Heaney O’Driscoll’s last book, which focuses largely on mortality in a consumerist world, seemingly foreshadows his own premature death on December 24, 2012....
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Frank Stanford
Frank Stanford was born in 1948 in Richton , Mississippi. In 1966, he enrolled in the University of Arkansas, where he was placed into graduate level creative writing workshops. He left the...
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Uses of the Body, The
Deborah Landau's third collection,  The Uses of the Body , is propelled by two unanticipated events--a death and a birth. The drives and vulnerabilities of the female body, and...
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Ellen Bass
Ellen Bass's book of poetry called Mules of Love (published by BOA Editions) won the 2003 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. She is co-author of the million-seller  Courage to Heal. She...
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Emerging in the era of tweets and text-messages comes a new poetic form: textu . The “u” in textu echoes the one in haiku, and also emphasizes the intimate  you . A textu poem has...
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Tishani Doshi
Tishani Doshi was born in Madras, India in 1975. She received her Master's in writing from John Hopkins University and worked in London in advertising before returning to India in 2001. At...
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Join Copper Canyon Press in publishing The Essential W.S. Merwin, a collection of the very best poems by one of our most beloved poets. You’ll help to sustain the legacy of a great American writer: an irreplaceable voice of contemplation, witness, and love. The Essential W.S. Merwin will distill the poet’s lifework down to a single, approachable paperback volume.

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On Speaking Terms

by Connie Wanek

On a cold, winter evening, 20 northern Minnesotans bundled up & set off for the Two Harbors Library to hear Connie Wanek read her poems & talk with us. Such a wondrous payback#

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