Engaging the Image with Copper Canyon Press




For over fifty years, your support has allowed Copper Canyon Press to remain at the forefront of American poetry by taking risks on remarkable collections that rethink the relationship between the written word and the visual image.

Today, we invite you to engage the image with us by donating to support exciting new projects that are happening right now and that continue the tradition of expanding poetry’s relationship with imagery at Copper Canyon Press. 

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Your past support has allowed us to publish numerous volumes that put language in conversation with image, including titles like C.D. Wright’s Casting Deep Shade, Forrest Gander’s KNOT, Dean Rader’s Before the Borderless, and, most recently, Paisley Rekdal’s West: A Translation, winner of the 2024 Kingsley Tufts Award.

These extraordinary works engage the image through photographs, documentary materials, collage, visual art, and more. Other recent and forthcoming examples include:

  • Black Bell by Alison C. Rollins (April 2024)
  • a little bump in the earth by Tyree Daye (April 2024)
  • Fugitive / Refuge by Philip Metres (April 2024)
  • The Stuff of Hollywood by Niki Herd (forthcoming August 2024)
  • Distinguished Office of Echoes by Lisa Olstein (forthcoming 2025)

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Our goal is to raise $25,000 by June 15, 2024.

We need your gift to help ensure that Copper Canyon Press can remain the home for works like these that push the possibilities of poetry and encourage us into new ways of seeing and experiencing the world.

Your contribution is essential to help us face these realities:

Higher Production Costs: Production costs have soared. Making quality books that uphold outstanding artistic vision is extremely difficult to do in today’s market. We want to continue to say “Yes!” to the very best projects, including those with ambitious goals—whether that’s rich color imagery, beautiful hardcover production, or simply enough pages to contain the wealth of a career.

Accessibility: Without your gift, many of the books we publish would have to be priced out of reach for most readers. You know the transformative power of art. Your gift means that power can reach more people—whether it’s individuals directly, in classrooms, or through the great service of libraries. 

Untold Stories: Many of these books document the lived experience of poets writing from historically marginalized or overlooked communities. They use words and images to address big themes of identity, heritage, witness, justice, and healing as they impact the very center of one’s self. They create an intimate place where we can meet each other in our shared humanity.  

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The Rewards

We are delighted to offer you these gifts of appreciation, which you can receive as a thank you for your contribution. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and help us achieve our goal.

$25
Your choice of one book from the following list: 

  • a little bump in the earth by Tyree Daye
  • Fugitive/Refuge by Philip Metres
  • The Stuff of Hollywood by Niki Herd (forthcoming August 2024)

$50
Your choice of two books from the following list:

  • a little bump in the earth by Tyree Daye
  • Fugitive/Refuge by Philip Metres
  • The Stuff of Hollywood by Niki Herd (forthcoming August 2024)

$100

  • One copy of a little bump in the earth by Tyree Daye
  • One copy of Fugitive/Refuge by Philip Metres
  • One copy of The Stuff of Hollywood by Niki Herd (forthcoming August 2024)

$150

  • One copy of Black Bell by Alison C. Rollins
  • One limited-edition, signed broadside featuring “The Respiratory System” from Black Bell, designed and printed by our friends at The North PressBlack Bell Broadside

$300 

  • One copy of West: A Translation by Paisley Rekal
  • Exclusive recordings of interviews with Copper Canyon Press poets, Niki Herd, Philip Metres, Lisa Olstein, and Paisley Rekdal, in which they offer insight into their craft and how their work engages the image

$500

  • One copy of KNOT by Forrest Gander
  • A digital collection of writing exercises created by Tyree Daye, Lisa Olstein, and Paisley Rekdal that will help you to engage the image in your own poetic practice

$1,000

  • Donor’s Circle Membership: Be the first to receive a bundle of our Spring 2024 frontlist titles. As a member of our Donor’s Circle, you will also receive all books Copper Canyon Press publishes for one year.

$2,500

  • Publisher’s Circle Membership: Be the first to receive a bundle of our Spring 2024 frontlist titles. As a member of our Publisher’s Circle, you will also receive all books Copper Canyon Press publishes for one year, including additional gifts such as rare signed books and limited edition broadsides.

$5,000

  • Editor’s Circle Membership: Join our Editor’s Circle and get your name printed in all books Copper Canyon Press publishes for one year. Immediately begin receiving all poetry books Copper Canyon publishes for one year.

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We expect to fulfill donor rewards in Fall of 2024. Please note, rewards are not cumulative. Thank you for engaging the image with Copper Canyon Press!