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Copper Canyon Press has a very tight focus: Publish extraordinary poetry books.

We do this with the support of tens of thousands of poetry readers, and some very special organizations. Below are some of the key partners who help make Copper Canyon's mission possible.

Bookstores with Great Poetry Sections. Open Books: A Poem Emporium; City Lights; Elliott Bay Books; Powell's; Prairie Lights are shining examples of retailers who support poetry in brick-and-mortar ways. Please shop there. And any other store that has a poetry section.

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation works with nonprofit organizations that are presenting the highest quality of contemporary artistic programming and demonstrating clear purpose, excellent management and involvement in the greater community. Copper Canyon Press is grateful for their support, which has helped build the capacity of the press towards greater self-sufficiency, most recently through a major grant to our e-book program. provided the initial funding for our Advance Fund. If you can't find them on the web, give us a call.

The Witter Bynner Foundation. Dedicated to promoting poetry in American culture, the Witter Bynner Foundation seeks to expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society.

Centrum. An arts organization in Port Townsend, Washington. They host world-class events like the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, the Acoustic Blues Festival, and an annual Writer's Conference. They are also our landlord. Check out their website and come by for a visit.

Consortium Book Sales and Distribution. Our beloved distributor. If you ever find a Copper Canyon book in a bookstore, they were the people behind making that happen.

Golden Lasso. A brand design & marketing firm in Seattle dedicated to supporting purpose-driven brands and organizations. They conceived of and built the very website that you are now visiting. You can also visit them:

Humanities Washington. A foundation dedicated to sharing the ideas and stories of Washingtonians. If you've used the search bar or watched poetry readings on our site, it's thanks to their generous support for our website upgrades. Check out for storytelling events, readings and exhibits.

Lannan Foundation. A rare family foundation that supports the literary arts. At Copper Canyon, they fund the Lannan Literary Selections, as well as other special projects. Their website is an amazing resource:

The Maurer Family Foundation. A family foundation dedicated to supporting cultural programs that broaden access to the arts and raise artistic standards.

National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA is a stalwart supporter of Copper Canyon Press, and we're proud to be involved in their International Literary Exchange anthology series.

The Point. A business consulting firm that has worked with Copper Canyon for years. The founder of the company, Beroz Ferrell, always tells us to "Choose to have a great day." So we do.

Washington State Arts Commission. Thanks to the Washington State Arts Commission for supporting and promoting the arts in our home state.

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