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Copper Canyon Press

Copper Canyon Press
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Founded 1972
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Port Townsend, Washington
Distribution Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Publication types Books
Fiction genres Poetry
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Copper Canyon Press [1][2] is an independent, non-profit small press, specializing in the publication of poetry and located in Port Townsend, Washington. Since 1972, the Press has published poetry exclusively. Copper Canyon Press has been called the best independent publisher of poetry in America by the writer Jim Harrison.[3]

Copper Canyon Press publishes new collections of poetry.[4] American poets, translations of classical and contemporary work from many of the world's cultures, re-issues of out-of-print poetry classics, prose books about poetry, and anthologies.

The press achieved national stature when Copper Canyon poet, W.S. Merwin, won the 2005 National Book Award for Poetry[5] in the same year another Copper Canyon poet, Ted Kooser, won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.[6] Merwin later won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry[7] and in 2010 was named United States Poet Laureate.[8] Copper Canyon has published more than 400 titles, including works by Nobel Prize Laureates Pablo Neruda, Odysseas Elytis, Octavio Paz, Antonio Machado and Rabindranath Tagore; Pulitzer Prize-winners Ted Kooser, Carolyn Kizer, Maxine Kumin, Theodore Roethke, and W.S. Merwin; National Book Award winners Hayden Carruth, Lucille Clifton, and Ruth Stone; and some of the most original contemporary poets and translators such as Jim Harrison, C. D. Wright, Bill Porter (aka Red Pine), Norman Dubie, Eleanor Wilner, Arthur Sze, James Richardson and Lucia Perillo.

Noted Publications

  • W.S. Merwin - 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Shadow of Sirius
  • Ted Kooser - 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Delights and Shadows
  • W.S. Merwin - 2005 National Book Award for Poetry for Migrations: New and Selected Poems
  • Ruth Stone - 2002 National Book Award for Poetry for In the Next Galaxy
  • Hayden Carruth - 1996 National Book Award for Poetry for Scrambled Egges & Whiskey

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