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December 14 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Please join us for Copper Canyon Press’s annual free celebration of poetry! We will celebrate the publication of Ursula K. Le Guin’s So Far So Good, the final poetry collection of a literary hero. Listen to local poets and luminaries read Le Guin’s poems and their own, then shop our book sale with staff to help you find the poem that will light you up—or the collection that will make the perfect gift for the reader on your list. The right poem, as Vicente Aleixandre suggests, speaks directly to what’s alive in us.
The event is free, but attendance is strictly limited to 200 people. Be sure to grab a ticket here: https://poetryparty.bpt.me
The first 100 people to RSVP will receive a complimentary book of poetry at the door!
Jane Wong‘s poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, AGNI, Poetry, and others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the US Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, and Bread Loaf. She is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016) and is an assistant professor of creative writing at Western Washington University.
Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is one of the editors of the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and the author of Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, both released on Write Bloody press. She is a former writer-in-residence at Hugo House and a Hedgebrook alumna.
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is an American writer of Palestinian, Syrian, and Jordanian heritage. She writes poetry, essays, and literary translations. She is the author of Water & Salt (Red Hen Press), winner of the 2018 Washington State Book Award, and Arab in Newsland, winner of the 2016 Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize. She earned a BA in comparative literature from the University of Washington and an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. You can learn more about her work at www.lenakhalaftuffaha.com
Elaina Ellis is the author of the poetry collection Write About an Empty Birdcage, a Lambda Literary Fellow, and a recipient of a 2018 Artist Trust GAP Award. She is a founding member of the Jewish Voice for Peace Artists Council, and works as an editor at Copper Canyon Press.
Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning novelist, poet, avid feminist, and environmentalist, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon. In addition to being the author of more than 20 novels, she has written 12 collections of poetry, more than 100 short stories, several collections of essays, 13 books for children, and five volumes of translation. Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her final poetry collection, So Far So Good, is just out from Copper Canyon Press.