Theater video tags: Copper Canyon Press

I Buy My Monster Roses by Diannely Antigua

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“I sniff the tops of the rose heads / like a newborn’s scalp—fresh skin and hair / only a few days picked.” In this video, Diannely Antigua reads “I Buy My Monster Roses” from her second poetry collection, Good Monster (Copper Canyon Press, 2024), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Jessica Jacobs and Philip Metres

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Philip Metres, author of Fugitive/Refuge (Copper Canyon Press, 2024), and Jessica Jacobs, author of unalone (Four Way Books, 2024), speak about the coincidence of their shared book-cover imagery and themes of faith and ancestry in their new poetry collections for this episode of “The Sound of Ideas” morning program from Ideastream in Cleveland.

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Line / Break With Amanda Gunn

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Amanda Gunn speaks about her debut poetry collection, Things I Didn’t Do With This Body (Copper Canyon Press, 2023), in this installment of the Line / Break series hosted by Copper Canyon Press publicist Ryo Yamaguchi. Gunn is featured in “Performing the Future: Our Nineteenth Annual Look at Debut Poets” in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Line / Break With Christopher Soto

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Christopher Soto, author of Diaries of a Terrorist (Copper Canyon Press, 2022), talks about his origins as a poet growing up in Los Angeles and the connection between poetry and activism in this installment of the Line / Break series hosted by Copper Canyon Press publicist Ryo Yamaguchi. “Making Space: A Farewell Ritual for the Debut Book” by Soto appears in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Jericho Brown and Fred Moten

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For this RaceB4Race Symposium event sponsored by Arizona State University’s Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Jericho Brown reads from his Pulitzer Prize–winning collection, The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), and Fred Moten reads from his collection The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions, 2014). The poets discuss everything from their earliest memories of reading poetry to Prince songs and Shakespeare in a conversation moderated by Ayanna Thompson.

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Paisley Rekdal Reads From West: A Translation

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“Sorrowful news sings the telegram / and Lincoln’s body slides from DC / to Springfield, his third son, Willie, / boxed beside him.” In this 2019 City of Asylum event, Paisley Rekdal reads from her multimedia poem “West: A Translation,” a book-length work commissioned by Utah’s Spike 150 organization to commemorate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Rekdal’s hybrid collection, published in May by Copper Canyon Press, is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Lunch Poems With Alex Dimitrov

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“I don’t want to sound unreasonable / but I need to be in love immediately.” In this video, Alex Dimitrov reads a selection of poems from his collection Love and Other Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2021) for UC Berkeley’s Lunch Poems reading series. “Twelve Films That Put Me in the Mood to Write” by Dimitrov appears in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Dire Literary Series: Gregory Orr

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“This is what was bequeathed us: / This earth the beloved left / And, leaving, / Left to us.” In this virtual reading for the Dire Literary Series hosted by Timothy Gager, poet Gregory Orr reads from his latest collection, Selected Books of the Beloved (Copper Canyon Press, 2022), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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