AWP 2020 | Fierce Lineage, Poetic Agency: Women of Copper Canyon Press
March 5 @ 12:10 pm - 1:25 pm
Reading from their own new and recent poetry collections while paying homage to a powerful lineage of female-identified poets, a diverse lineup of Copper Canyon Press authors will share poems of survival and love, desire and illness, of bodies that move with agency and voices that speak with complexity. Each reader will present, in addition to her own work, one poem by an influential woman author from Copper Canyon’s 45+ year catalog.
Victoria Chang (moderator)’s books are Obit, Barbie Chang, The Boss, Salvinia Molesta, Circle, and Is Mommy? (picture book). She is the program chair of Antioch’s low-res MFA program in LA.
Leila Chatti is the author of Deluge, Tunsiya/Amrikiya, and Ebb. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Cleveland State University, where she is the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow.
Ellen Bass celebrates her latest book, Indigo, at this year’s AWP. Her poems have often appeared in the New Yorker and American Poetry Review. She is also coauthor of The Courage to Heal. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University.
Traci Brimhall is the author of four collections of poetry: Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod, Saudade, Our Lady of the Ruins, and Rookery. A recipient of an NEA Fellowship, she is an associate professor at Kansas State University.