Copper Canyon Press at AWP20

Update March 3, 2020:

After much deliberation, the team at Copper Canyon Press has decided not to attend the 2020 AWP conference in San Antonio. We made this difficult call out of an abundance of caution. You can read our full statement here.


Copper Canyon Press looks forward to attending the 2020 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 5–7, 2020. Here’s where to find the Press, your favorite poets, and early editions of our spring titles at #AWP20:

Copper Canyon Press Events

Copper Canyon Press poets reading at AWP19
  • Fierce Lineage, Poetic Agency: Women of Copper Canyon Press
    March 5, 12:101:25 pm
    Room 008, Henry B. González Convention Center, Riverlevel
    Featuring Victoria Chang, Ellen Bass, Traci Brimhall, Leila Chatti, and Monica Sok

  • A Tribute to W.S. Merwin
    March 5, 3:20–4:35pm
    HemisFair Ballroom C3, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
    Featuring Michael Wiegers, Forrest Gander, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Matthew Zapruder

  • Copper Canyon Press & Lambda Literary Showcase
    March 6, 3:00–5:00pm
    Esperanza Peace and Justice Center,
    922 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
    Featuring Mark Bibbins, Alison C. Rollins, Jericho Brown, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Nicole Shawan Junior, Benjamin Garcia, and Tahirah Alexander Green

  • Big Beautiful Copper Canyon Book Release
    March 7, 7:00–9:00pm
    Holy Spirit Hall in the Healy Murphy Center,
    618 Live Oak Street, San Antonio, TX 78202
    Featuring Ellen Bass, Marianne Boruch, John Balaban, Ed Skoog, Philip Metres, Monica Sok, James Richardson, Leila Chatti, Mark Bibbins, John Freeman, Taneum Bambrick, Traci Brimhall, and Victoria Chang

Bookfair Booth

Copper Canyon Press is located at booths 1451/1452/1453. You can find a map of the bookfair here.

Author Signings

All author signings will take place at the Copper Canyon Press bookfair booth.

  • Thursday, March 5: 
    • 2:00–2:30pm: Monica Sok and Leila Chatti
    • 2:45–3:15pm: Ellen Bass and Victoria Chang
  • Friday, March 6: 
    • 11:30am–12:00pm: Mark Bibbins and Traci Brimhall
    • 1:30pm–2:00pm: Ed Skoog, Philip Metres, and John Freeman

Early Editions at the Bookfair

Early editions of seven Copper Canyon Press spring titles will be available for sale at our #AWP20 bookfair booth:

Come say hello and grab your copy early; we often sell out of early editions in the first day or two of the conference!