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Publishing in Transit: Copper Canyon Press Featuring Michael Wiegers, Ryo Yamaguchi, and Christopher Soto
November 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Copper Canyon Executive Editor Michael Wiegers and Publicist Ryo Yamaguchi will join Cole Swensen for a virtual discussion which will be followed by a reading from Christopher Soto. This discussion is a part of The Brooklyn Rail’s Publishing in Transit series
From the Organizers:
Copper Canyon Press Executive Editor Michael Wiegers and Publicist Ryo Yamaguchi join Rail contributor Cole Swensen for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading from Christopher Soto.
Copper Canyon Press Executive Editor Michael Wiegers has been acquiring and editing books for the Press since 1993. He has edited two retrospective volumes of the poetry of Frank Stanford, including What About This, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and received the Balcones Poetry Prize. He edited the anthologies The Poet’s Child and This Art, and translated poems for Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry, which he co-edited with Mónica de la Torre. He is also the poetry editor of Narrative and regularly speaks about the art of publishing at universities and colleges around the world. He is currently at work on a book about the poet W.S. Merwin.
Poet Ryo Yamaguchi is the author of The Refusal of Suitors (Noemi Press, 2015). He has worked in academic and literary publishing for presses such as Wave Books and the University of Chicago Press, and was a reviewer for Harriet Books. He is currently Publicist at Copper Canyon Press.
Poet Cole Swensen is the author of 17 volumes of poetry and a collection of critical essays, Noise That Stays Noise. A book of hybrid poem-essays, Art in Time, was published by Nightboat in 2021. A former Guggenheim Fellow, she has been a finalist for the National Book Award and has been awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize, the SF State Poetry Center Book Award, and the National Poetry Series. She has also translated over 20 volumes of poetry, prose, and art criticism from French and won the 2004 PEN USA Award in Literary Translation.