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Like a Beggar
Ellen Bass brings a deft touch as she continues her ongoing interrogations of crucial moral issues of our times, while simultaneously delighting in endearing human absurdities. From the start...
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They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full
Honored as a "Best Poetry Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly From his sardonic title onward, Mark Bibbins...
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Splitting an Order
Pulitzer Prize winner and best selling poet Ted Kooser calls attention to the intimacies of life through commonplace objects and occurrences: an elderly couple sharing a sandwich is a...
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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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When My Brother Was an Aztec
In When My Brother Was An Aztec , Natalie Diaz examines memory’s role in human identity. Each section filters memory through specific individuals and settings. The first...
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Songs of Unreason (Paperback)
Jim Harrison’s compelling and provocative  Songs of Unreason  explores what it means to inhabit the world in atavistic, primitive, and  totemistic  ways....
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Dead Man's Float
A "dead man's float" is a survival technique used by swimmers during an exhausting journey. Reading and writing poems served as Jim Harrison's dead man's float while he...
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Help Publish The Essential W.S. Merwin

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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Rising, Falling, Hovering

by C.D. Wright

This is a beautiful collection. Tangible and real, yet something suggestive of magic.

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