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INDIGO: New Poetry by Ellen Bass

INDIGO will break your heart wide open. Stunning new poems by bestseller Ellen Bass, and a whole season of Copper Canyon books!

INDIGO: New Poetry by Ellen Bass

INDIGO will break your heart wide open. Stunning new poems by bestseller Ellen Bass, and a whole season of Copper Canyon books!

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    INDIGO by Ellen Bass

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    Poetry Tattoo! Plus INDIGO by Ellen Bass

    Tattoo Ellen's words on your body! Receive a temporary tattoo featuring the phrase “that sudden rush of the world” from Ellen Bass's poem “Any Common Desolation." The full poem is linked in our project description. High-quality temporary tattoo produced by Tattly.

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    Frame-worthy Poetry: Broadside Package

    Along with your first-edition copy of INDIGO, receive a collector's edition letterpress broadside of “Any Common Desolation,” one of the stunning new poems from INDIGO. A broadside is frameable art for your wall, hand-created by renowned letterpress artists, The North Press.

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    Two Copies of INDIGO

    Receive two first-edition copies of INDIGO, a new poetry collection by Ellen Bass, upon publication in the spring of 2020. Be among the first to read this extraordinary book, and receive a second copy to give to a friend.

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    Your Name In Every Copy of INDIGO

    Be among a select group of poetry-lovers to see your name, or the name of a loved one, printed in the first edition of INDIGO, and receive a first-edition copy of the book. This level also includes a collector's edition broadside of one of the poems from INDIGO—frameable art for your wall—created by renowned letterpress artists, The North Press.

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    SIGNED copy of INDIGO by Ellen Bass

    Be among a select group of backers to receive a signed copy of the first-edition copy of INDIGO. Your name, or the name of a loved one, will be printed in the first edition of INDIGO. This level also includes a collector's edition broadside of one of the poems from INDIGO—frameable art for your wall—created by renowned letterpress artists, The North Press.

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    Spring Poetry Bouquet

    Receive FOUR eagerly anticipated new poetry collections from Copper Canyon Press in spring 2020—a full bouquet of brilliant books. We'll send copies of new books by Alberto Ríos, Victoria Chang, and Traci Brimhall, in addition to INDIGO by Ellen Bass, and ALL other poetry rewards listed above.

    If you wish to pledge on behalf of a loved one as a holiday gift, we will provide you with a digital gift certificate. We will contact you at the end of the campaign with details.

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    • Letterpress broadside of "Any Common Desolation" by Ellen Bass
    • Poetry tattoo: "that sudden rush of the world"
    • One name printed in every copy of INDIGO
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    Your Own Poem Evaluated by Ellen Bass!

    Submit one of your own original poems to Ellen Bass, and she will return written notes reflecting on specific aspects of your poem, and suggesting opportunities for improvement. Ellen is a sought-after and renowned poetry teacher, and this is a rare opportunity. Any level—beginning to advanced writers—welcome.

    Each poet will be invited, though not required, to enclose a letter to Ellen adding context: what are you hoping to learn from this feedback? How long have you been writing? Whose poetry do you love to read? This will give Ellen guidance as she spends time with your work.

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    Copper Canyon Press Patron Subscriber

    At this level you become part of a visionary group of poetry-lovers, as a Copper Canyon Press Subscribing Patron. Receive all books that Copper Canyon Press publishes for one year, plus special invitations to events, and behind the scenes insights into the workings of the Press—and all rewards listed above.

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    Poetry Workshop with Ellen Bass

    Secure your spot in a one-day online workshop for poets, limited to 12 students, taught LIVE by Ellen Bass. Includes a craft talk, discussion, time to write, and feedback on your writing from Ellen and your fellow students. To be scheduled for June, 2020. Any level—beginning to advanced writers—welcome.

    If you wish to pledge on behalf of a loved one as a holiday gift, we will provide you with a digital gift certificate. We will contact you at the end of the campaign with details.

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    • Poetry tattoo: "that sudden rush of the world"
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