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Rights & Permissions

Thank you for your interest in using work published by Copper Canyon Press. Over the years, our poems have found thousands of interesting homes in:

  • anthologies and student packets
  • newspapers, magazines, and journals
  • plays, screenplays, and musical compositions
  • bus and subway placards
  • television, radio, and the internet
  • granite slabs in parks and Mexican restaurant menus!

All uses require appropriate acknowledgement; some uses require payment. If you have any questions as to whether your proposed use of Copper Canyon Press poetry is subject to existing copyright restrictions and/or payment, please contact us at "poetry (at)"

Personal Uses
We encourage certain personal uses—such the "Share This Poem" feature on our website or posting a stanza or two on your blog or Facebook page. These uses do not require specific permission or payment. We do ask that the use be appropriately acknowledged by including the poem title, authors name, and a link to the book, preferably to the listing on

Professional Uses
To protect copyright and to ensure that our poets are paid for re-publication and dissemination of their work, we require a Permissions Contract to stipulate and validate the terms and conditions of use. Uses that require payment usually involve commerce, such as:

  • books and ebooks
  • anthologies
  • student packets
  • websites
  • broadcasts

If you have a professional use, please fill out and submit the appropriate permission request form, which you will find links to on this page. Charges vary depending upon use.

Credit Line Guide:
Our official credit line is as follows:

"Title of Poem" from Title of Book, copyright Date by Author's Name, used by permission of Copper Canyon Press,

"Six Mile Up," from A Primer on Parallel Lives, copyright 2007 by Dan Gerber, used by permission of Copper Canyon Press,

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