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Poetry in the Park: Copper Canyon Press

May 12, 2010
Washington, DC

 

Washington's Fort Worden State Park is home to a number of arts and culture organizations, including Centrum, Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades, and, of course, Copper Canyon Press. Photo by Jessica Rice, courtesy Copper Canyon Press.

According to the Washington State Arts Commission, the state is home to more than 1,000 not-for-profit arts, culture, and humanities organizations. One of those is the Port Townsend-based, 38-year-old literary publisher Copper Canyon Press, which counts among its authors Nobel laureates Octavio Paz and Pablo Neruda and Pulitzer Prize winners W.S. Merwin and Maxine Kumin, to name a few. Recently, our Adam Kampe spoke with Copper Canyon Executive Editor Michael Wiegers to learn more about the intrepid poetry-only press.

Listen to the interview with Michael Wiegers [5:26]

[audio:http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/Copper-Canyon-blog.mp3]

[transcript]

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