F176. That Which Makes Us: New Poetry From Copper Canyon Press

Portland Ballroom 255, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Join Copper Canyon Press to celebrate highly anticipated new and recent releases, with a reading by four of the most powerful voices in contemporary poetry. Addressing the urgencies and heartbreaks of of our time—gun violence, environmental degradation, institutionalized racism, culture pulled across borders—each author turns and returns through poetry to that which makes us human: desire, love, forgiveness.


Natalie Scenters-Zapico is the author of The Verging Cities, and the forthcoming Lima :: Limón. A professor of literature at Bennington College, she has won awards and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, PEN America, and CantoMundo.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of Oceanic, her fourth book of poetry, and a forthcoming book of nature essays. She serves as poetry editor for Orion magazine and is professor of English in the University of Mississippi's MFA program.

Arthur Sze is the author of ten books of poetry, including Sight Lines, Compass Rose, The Ginkgo Light, Quipu, The Redshifting Web, and Archipelago. He is the recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers, and he is also a former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Alison Rollins


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center