Monday, July 23, 2007

Why Not Get Rejected by the Best?

Copper Canyon is the leading U.S. independent publisher of poetry. From its home in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Wash., it publishes poetry by numerous Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winners, including Pablo Neruda, Ted Kooser, Maxine Kumin and W.S. Merwin and such leading American poets as Jim Harrison, Olga Broumas and Ruth Stone. Its books look attractive to the eye, feel solid in the hand and engage the mind.

---------------------------------------------------------Jeff Baker ( The Oregonian )

Thanks to Jilly for pointing me to this article.

3 comments:

Robert said...

Had the pleasure of hearing Michael Wiegers speak last January. He's really committed to what he does. Unfortunately, they were so deluged by manuscripts when they held first book competitions that they don't do that anymore. Tough one, that.

Nick said...

It seems that you're right they only accept MSs from poets who have already published a book. Well that let me out.

Robert said...

(Insert traditional gripes about the literary market here :))