F340. Love from the Belly of Terror: A Copper Canyon Press Reading

Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Friday, March 29, 2019
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Copper Canyon Press presents a reading from four dynamic poets and who are leaders in the literary community: Ellen Bass, Jericho Brown, Deborah Landau, and Javier Zamora. Brown's The Tradition and Landau's Soft Targets are new collections debuting at AWP: See their first public readings from these hot-off-the-press books. Zamora's Unaccompanied continues to make (and critique) headlines, and Bass remains one of the most beloved poets writing today.



Ellen Bass's most recent poetry book is Like A Beggar. Her poems have often appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. She is coauthor of The Courage to Heal. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University.

Jericho Brown celebrates his latest book, The Tradition, at this year's AWP. A Guggenheim fellow and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University, he also wrote Please and The New Testament. His poems have appeared in The New York TimesThe New Yorker, and TIME magazine.

Javier Zamora is a 2018–2019 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard and holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Lannan Foundation, the NEA, Poetry Foundation, and Stanford. His poems appear in Kenyon ReviewPoetry, and the New York Times. He is the author of Unaccompanied.

Deborah Landau's fourth collection, Soft Targets, will be published by Copper Canyon Press in spring 2019. Her poems have appeared in The New YorkerPoetryThe Best American Poetry and The New York Times, and she was awarded a Guggeheim Fellowship. She directs the Creative Writing Program at NYU.


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