Make Your End-of-Year Gift

We ate

A family tremulous but fortified

by turnips/okra/handpicked

like the lilies

filled to the very living



one solid gospel


one gospel


—June Jordan, from “1977: Poem for Fannie Lou Hamer”


Dear Friends,

From the whole team at Copper Canyon Press: We wish you and yours warmth, health, and good poetry this holiday season. 

To help Copper Canyon Press close 2021 with confidence, please make your end-of-year donation today.

We will be delighted to send a poetry gift your way to show our appreciation! When you give $100 or more before December 31st, we will send you June Jordan’s electric Passion, reissued with an introduction by Nicole Sealey, who writes, 

Passion will surprise and surprise again with its honesty, imagination, tenderness, fearlessness, and profundity. Socially engaged, syntactically complex, and formally astute, Passion can’t be categorized.”

Thank you for your crucial part in opening new possibilities through poetry, one extraordinary book at a time. 

With gratitude and joy,

George Knotek, Co-Publisher

Copper Canyon Press

PS: If you already donated $100 or more this year and wish to receive this book, we’d be delighted—just drop us a note to say, “yes!” And if you have not yet given, please take a moment to do so. Any amount will help make surprising and fearless new poetry books possible.