Copper Canyon Press 50th Anniversary Reading
Some of the most important poets writing today come together to celebrate Copper Canyon Press’s 50th anniversary. This reading by a Pulitzer Prize winner and a Poet Laureate testifies to poetry’s remarkable adaptability. Jericho Brown will deliver innovative poetic forms that express the pain—and beauty—of Black and queer life. And Paisley Rekdal will present hybrid text-and-media works that reexamine the history of the West through the stories of the laborers who built it.National Book Award winner and longtime Santa Fe resident Arthur Sze will open the event with a discussion of the history of Lannan Foundation and Copper Canyon Press and their importance to American literature. Copper Canyon Press Executive Editor Michael Wiegers will then introduce the readers, joining all the participants afterward in a closing conversation about poetry’s continued importance as we face the future.This event will also be livestreamed.RSVP
Tickets on sale: Monday, August 28, 2023 at 10am.
$8 Adult / $5 Senior and Student