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Where Now: New and Selected Poems

by Laura Kasischke Copper Canyon Press (October 16, 2017)

“Kasischke astonishes with her lyricism and metaphorical power.” —Publishers Weekly

“Every poem is exquisitely crafted, with crisp, clean lines and imagery that dazzles.”—The Washington Post

“For Kasischke…...

Together and By Ourselves

by Alex Dimitrov Copper Canyon Press (April 11, 2017)

“Dimitrov is a vital new energy in American poetry.”—Los Angeles Review of Books

“Truth-telling, raw, fierce with feeling.”—Brenda Shaughnessy

“Dimitrov can sound at once hip and naive, devoted to the...

Patient Zero

by Tomas Q. Morin Copper Canyon Press (March 30, 2017)

“I will call the voice of this poet a ‘common’ voice… a voice a poet could take into an entire lifetime of memorable writing.” —Philip Levine, Ploughshares

This second collection from APR-Honickman winner...

Tumbling Toward the End

by David Budbill Copper Canyon Press (March 24, 2017)

"Budbill both informs and moves. He is, in short, a delight and a comfort." —Wendell Berry

"David Budbill is a no-nonsense, free-range sage." —Dana Jennings, The New York Times

"Looking at the reality closely,...

Hard Child

by Natalie Shapero Copper Canyon Press (March 21, 2017)

“Shapero writes in an urgent vernacular that flirts, stings, implores and demands with apparent abandon.”—Houston Chronicle

“Shapero’s poetics has real-world import for the way we use language to talk...


by C.D. Wright Copper Canyon Press (March 13, 2017)

"Through more than a dozen collections, C.D. Wright pushed the bounds of imagination as she explored desire, loss and physical sensation. Her posthumously published book, ShallCross features seven poem sequences...

Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry

by Dean Rader Copper Canyon Press (February 28, 2017)

"By writing honestly about the difficulties of self-representation, Rader represents himself as a writer who cares deeply about his audience and his craft." —ZYZZYVA

"Rader's poetry asks how to be an artist...

Banana Palace

by Dana Levin Copper Canyon Press (January 15, 2017)

"Images that are satisfyingly clear . . . and excitingly inexplicable." —Robert Pinsky, Washington Post

"Intimate and hypnotic . . . whether turning her gaze inward or outward, these poems question the moral,...

One Man's Dark

by Maurice Manning Copper Canyon Press (January 15, 2017)

"Maurice Manning displays not just terrific cunning but terrific aim." —New York Times Book Review

"Manning's genius—his truly staggering genius—is in his ability to put this ancient question into a true American...

Run the Red Lights

by Ed Skoog Copper Canyon Press (January 13, 2017)

Skoog’s poetry is simultaneously minimal and monumental, and his conversational tone invites readers in with open arms

Imaginary Vessels

by Paisley Rekdal & Andrea Modica Copper Canyon Press (December 01, 2016)

"Compelling, appealing, cinematic . . . Rekdal refreshes the meaning and the image of being displaced in this world." —The Boston Globe

"Rekdal's work deeply satisfies, for it witnesses and wonders over the...

Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing

by Marianne Boruch Copper Canyon Press (October 17, 2016)

Marianne Boruch's generous and gathering mind wanders through her poems--taking in, then turning around, a curious world

Everything We Always Knew Was True

by James Galvin Copper Canyon Press (October 13, 2016)

James Galvin turns to highly imagistic and personal narratives to rain down compassion within isolation


by Dennis O'Driscoll Copper Canyon Press (August 22, 2016)

"O'Driscoll is a quietly exciting, subtly intelligent poet."—Poetry London

"O'Driscoll's crisp, unobtrusively musical precision gets to the heart of so many subjects, large and small."—The Guardian


Shirt in Heaven

by Jean Valentine Copper Canyon Press (August 22, 2016)

"Jean Valentine has a gift for tough strangeness, but also a dreamlike syntax and manner of arranging the lines of . . . short poems so as to draw us into the doubleness and fluency of feelings."—The New York...

By the Numbers

by James Richardson Copper Canyon Press (August 22, 2016)

National Book Award Finalist

Book of the Year honors from Publishers Weekly

"As if hurled from a pitching mound, James Richardson's aphorisms and images approach the reader like fastballs, only to curve at the...

Dead Man's Float

by Jim Harrison Copper Canyon Press (August 22, 2016)

"Harrison's poems succeed on the basis of an open heart and a still-ravenous appetite for life."—The Texas Observer

The title Dead Man's Float is inspired by a technique used by swimmers to conserve energy when...

Green Migraine

by Michael Dickman Copper Canyon Press (August 22, 2016)

Michael Dickman offers a fresh and enticingly weird perspective on the everyday beauty and violence of nature.

King Me

by Roger Reeves Copper Canyon Press (August 22, 2016)

In this riveting debut, Reeves argues that black history is human history, and the suffering belongs to all of us.

Cadaver, Speak

by Marianne Boruch Copper Canyon Press (August 01, 2016)

Honored by Library Journal as an "Amazing Poetry Title"

“Extraordinary how in a single poem from 2013 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Boruch slides 1800s London barber-surgeons and the dissection of murderers...

They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full

by Mark Bibbins Copper Canyon Press (August 01, 2016)

Honored as a "Best Poetry Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly

"The book's a little crazy, packed with air quotes and brackets, jokes and condemnations, forms that explode across the page. Crazily enough, it's...

The Theater of Night

by Alberto Ríos Copper Canyon Press (August 01, 2016)

 “In this rhapsodic series of poems, Ríos presents the story of Ventura and Clemente Ríos, a married couple living near the United States-Mexico border. . . . Ríos’s project [is] indebted to magic realism...

The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ien

by Tao Chien & David Hinton Copper Canyon Press (August 01, 2016)

T'ao Ch'ien, (365 - 427, C.E.), one of the most revered poets in classical Chinese literature, is presented in a lucid translation with an introduction. "David Hinton is one of the most impressive of the younger...

Incorrect Merciful Impulses

by Camille Rankine Copper Canyon Press (August 01, 2016)

"A poet to watch."—O Magazine

"I tell the truth, but I try to be kind about it."—Camille Rankine in 12 Questions

Named "a poet to watch" by O Magazine, Camille Rankine's debut collection is a series of provocations...

The Quotations of Bone

by Norman Dubie Copper Canyon Press (August 01, 2016)

"Norman Dubie is one of our premier poets."—The New York Times

"Dubie's poems are unmatched in their incandescent imaginings, gorgeous language, and fearless tracking of the inexorably turning wheel of existence."—...

Flood Song

by Sherwin Bitsui Copper Canyon Press (June 13, 2016)

Sherwin Bitsui is a young Diné Navajo poet drawing on traditional song, storytelling, and surrealistic poetics.

A Small Story about the Sky

by Alberto Ríos Copper Canyon Press (June 13, 2016)

The New York Times got it right when they called Alberto Rios, thePoet Laureate of Arizona, "a poet of reverie."

Night Sky with Exit Wounds

by Ocean Vuong Copper Canyon Press (May 23, 2016)

Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award

One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016"

One of Lit Hub's "10 must-read poetry collections for April"

“Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he...

Alamo Theory

by Josh Bell Copper Canyon Press (May 16, 2016)

Alamo Theory's unabashed hybridity of movie scenes and aging rock-star commentary exposes the dark comedy in American culture.


by James Richardson Copper Canyon Press (May 03, 2016)

"For James Richardson, poetry is serious and speculative play for both intellect and imagination… [He] makes familiar scenes strange enough to provoke new and startling insights."—National Book Award Judges...

Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones: Selected and New Poems

by Lucia Perillo Copper Canyon Press (May 02, 2016)

“I have two words for anyone who wants to know why people turn to poetry…Lucia Perillo.”—The New York Times

So Much Synth

by Brenda Shaughnessy Copper Canyon Press (April 11, 2016)

"Shaughnessy's particular genius . . . is utterly poetic, but essayistic in scope."—The New Yorker

"Brenda Shaughnessy's work is a good place to start for any passionate woman feeling daunted by poetry." —Cosmopolitan...

Storm Toward Morning

by Malachi Black Copper Canyon Press (March 21, 2016)

"To be both visionary and accurate, true to physics and metaphysics at the same time, is rare and puts the poet in some rarefied company. Black, like a few other younger poets, is willing to include all the...

The New Testament

by Jericho Brown Copper Canyon Press (October 15, 2015)

Jericho Brown ushers the body from political and religious battlegrounds, employing the rhythms of sexuality and spirituality to protest oppression.

Sun Bear

by Matthew Zapruder Copper Canyon Press (October 15, 2015)

In a thought-scape rich with memories of friends and flower shops, unexpected and understated revelations, Zapruder spins modern unpunctuated soliloquies.

Splitting an Order

by Ted Kooser Copper Canyon Press (June 08, 2015)

Ted Kooser is among the country’s best-selling poets, and Splitting an Order is the long-awaited follow-up to his Pulitzer winner.

The News

by Jeffrey Brown Copper Canyon Press (May 18, 2015)

Emmy award-winning journalist Jeffrey Brown’s debut book of poetry illuminates the pain and intimacy behind sensational headlines.

The Uses of the Body

by Deborah Landau Copper Canyon Press (May 18, 2015)

Deborah Landau's The Uses Of The Body creates illuminating landscapes of language, inviting a sensuous experience of beauty and betrayal.

The Infinitesimals

by Laura Kasischke Copper Canyon Press (March 16, 2015)

Mythical sea beasts, loads of laundry, and high school athletics all populate the rich imagination of Laura Kasischke’s newest collection.

Collected Body

by Valzhyna Mort Copper Canyon Press (June 15, 2014)

"Mort is a fireball. . . . Personal, political, and passionate, Mort's poetry will surely sustain many reading audiences. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

"A one-of-a-kind work of passion and insight."—...

The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse

by Stonehouse & Red Pine Copper Canyon Press (June 15, 2014)

A bilingual Chinese-English volume of mountain poems from a Zen master.

The Lover of God

by Rabindranath Tagore & Chase Twichell Copper Canyon Press (December 15, 2013)

Finally in English, Tagore's earliest poems--an erotic sequence between Lord Krisha and his young lover.

We Almost Disappear

by David Bottoms Copper Canyon Press (August 30, 2013)

Boyhood memories intermingle with the present as the poet's young daughter practices karate and his ailing father prepares to die


by Jane Miller Copper Canyon Press (August 26, 2013)

“Book by book, Jane miller has evolved a mode, a voice . . . entirely her own.”—M.S. Merwin

Selected Poems

by Robert Bringhurst Copper Canyon Press (August 26, 2013)

Robert Bringhurst is one of the world’s foremost mythologists and typographers, and “without doubt a major poet.” —Poetry

Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry

by Alastair Reid, Michael Wiegers & Mónica de la Torre Copper Canyon Press (August 19, 2013)

A sweeping and exhaustive overview of contemporary Mexican poetry.


by Fady Joudah Copper Canyon Press (August 19, 2013)

Emerging in the era of text messages and tweets comes a dynamic new poetic form—the 160-character, haiku-like "textu"

Break the Glass

by Jean Valentine Copper Canyon Press (July 15, 2013)

“[Valentine’s] minimalist, elided style is like the quiet concentration of a bank robber trying to crack a safe.” —Publishers Weekly

Armored Hearts: Selected & New Poems

by David Bottoms Copper Canyon Press (July 15, 2013)

Armored Hearts, combining new poems and a selection from previous volumes, offers the power of idiomatic narrative at its naked best. "It is refreshing to read a poet who is not obliquely vague, who tells a...

Everything Begins Elsewhere

by Tishani Doshi Copper Canyon Press (July 08, 2013)

The American debut of Tishani Doshi, an Indian poet-novelist-dancer who explores the exhilarating “underworld of longing and deliverance.”