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Join Camille Rankine, Ocean Vuong, and Javier Zamora to help Copper Canyon Press publish debut collections by extraordinary new poets.
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    PUBLIC THANK-YOU!

    We will broadcast your generosity and belief in life-changing poetry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr when the campaign concludes.

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    OCEAN VUONG POCKET-SIZED POETRY CARD

    A pocket-sized poetry card to tuck in your wallet or frame for your desk, featuring this powerful reminder from Ocean Vuong: “Poetry is a bridge where we can meet and see one another clearly without shame or pause.”

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    OCEAN VUONG *OR* CAMILLE RANKINE’S DEBUT COLLECTION

    Ocean Vuong’s collection NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS aims straight for the perennial “big” subjects of romance, family, memory, grief, and war. The New York Times says the book “beautifully attests to Mr. Vuong’s own ability to use the magic of words to summon and preserve.”

    Camille Rankine’s collection INCORRECT MERCIFUL IMPULSES offers dreamlike reflections on the symptoms of and instructions for contemporary life. Publishers Weekly writes that “grappling with [Rankine’s] language and engaging with the poems’ mysteries become their own pleasures.”

    You will also receive a pocket-sized poetry card and a public thank-you.

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    THE FUTURE OF POETRY: JAVIER ZAMORA’S DEBUT COLLECTION

    Back a forthcoming book and change the future of poetry! Your advance copy of Zamora’s UNACCOMPANIED will arrive in fall 2017. Until then you’ll have the knowledge that your contribution is making this book—a vibrant exploration of migrations and borders—possible.

    You will also receive an exclusive audio recording of Javier reading three poems from the book! Plus a pocket-sized poetry card and a public thank-you.

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    RICHARD SIKEN—CHAMPION OF YOUNG POETS—LETTERPRESS POETRY PRINT
    Original typographic artwork featuring lines from Richard Siken’s poem “Dots Everywhere.” Limited edition, printed from hand-set metal type on antique presses at Expedition Press. 7x10-inch poster on archival paper. Promises to be bold and beautiful.

    You will also receive a pocket-sized poetry card and a public thank-you.

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    CAMILLE RANKINE *OR* OCEAN VUONG LETTERPRESS POETRY PRINT

    Original typographic artwork featuring lines from Camille Rankine’s poem “Matter in retreat” or Ocean Vuong’s poem “Someday I’ll love Ocean Vuong.”

    Limited edition, printed from hand-set metal type on antique presses at Expedition Press. 7x10-inch print on archival paper. Promises to be bold and beautiful.

    You will also receive a pocket-sized poetry card and a public thank-you.

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    CAMILLE RANKINE *OR* OCEAN VUONG’S DEBUT COLLECTION + RARE AUDIO RECORDING

    Receive INCORRECT MERCIFUL IMPULSES by Camille Rankine or NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS by Ocean Vuong, plus an exclusive digital recording of the poet reading three poems from her/his debut collection. Audio recorded poems are selected and recorded by the poet; these recordings are unavailable anywhere else.

    Rankine's book offers dreamlike reflections on the symptoms of and instructions for contemporary life. Vuong's collection aims straight for the perennial “big”subjects of romance, family, memory, grief, and war.

    You will also receive a pocket-sized poetry card card and a public thank-you.

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    ALL THREE DEBUT COLLECTIONS + RARE AUDIO RECORDINGS

    Receive INCORRECT MERCIFUL IMPULSES by Camille Rankine, NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS by Ocean Vuong, and UNACCOMPANIED by Javier Zamora, plus exclusive digital recordings of each poet reading three poems from her/his debut collection. Audio recorded poems are selected and recorded by the poet; these recordings are unavailable anywhere else.

    Rankine's book offers dreamlike reflections on the symptoms of and instructions for contemporary life. Vuong's collection aims straight for the perennial “big”subjects of romance, family, memory, grief, and war. Zamora's book is forthcoming in 2017 and boldly crosses many borders: cultural, geographical, linguistic, and poetic.

    You will also receive a pocket-sized poetry card card and a public thank-you.

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    CAMILLE RANKINE *OR* OCEAN VUONG LETTERPRESS POETRY PRINT + SIGNED DEBUT COLLECTION + RARE AUDIO RECORDING

    Original typographic artwork featuring lines from Camille Rankine’s poem “Matter in Retreat” or Ocean Vuong’s poem “Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong.” Limited edition, printed from hand-set metal type on antique presses at Expedition Press. 7x10-inch print on archival paper. Promises to be bold and beautiful.

    You will also receive a SIGNED copy of the debut book that corresponds with your print, and an exclusive audio recording of the poet reading three poems from the book. Plus a pocket-sized poetry card and a public thank-you.

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    RICHARD SIKEN COLLECTOR’S SET: LIMITED-EDITION HAND-BOUND BOOK + RARE AUDIO RECORDING + LETTERPRESS POETRY PRINT

    Receive a signed, hand-bound limited edition of WAR OF THE FOXES with unpublished lines of poetry handwritten by Richard Siken on the inside cover. Produced in collaboration with Spork Press, only a handful of copies are available. Plus a limited-edition poetry print featuring lines from Siken’s poem “Dots Everywhere,”printed from hand-set metal type on antique presses at Expedition Press.

    You will also receive an exclusive audio recording of the poet reading three poems from his book, a pocket-sized poetry card and a public thank-you.

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    LETTERPRESS POETRY POSTER COLLECTOR’S SET + THREE BOOKS

    Receive a full set of THREE hand-printed letterpress posters: original typographic artworks featuring lines from Ocean Vuong’s poem “Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong,” Camille Rankine’s poem “Matter in Retreat,” and Richard Siken’s poem “Dots Everywhere.”

    Limited edition, printed from hand-set metal type on antique presses at Expedition Press. Three 7x10-inch posters on archival paper. Promises to be bold and beautiful.

    You will also receive poetry collections by all three authors, exclusive audio recordings of the poets reading poems from their books, a pocket-sized poetry card, and a public thank-you.

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    HONOR C.D. WRIGHT, CHAMPION OF FIRST-BOOK POETS: FOUR BOOKS

    In tribute to our dear friend and beloved author C.D. Wright, who consistently championed new and cutting-edge poetic voices, receive four books: C.D.’s new collections THE POET, THE LION, TALKING PICTURES, EL FAROLITO, A WEDDING IN ST. ROCH, THE BIG BOX STORE, THE WARP IN THE MIRROR, SPRING, MIDNIGHTS, FIRE & ALL (2016) and SHALLCROSS (2016); Ocean Vuong’s NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS; and Camille Rankine’s INCORRECT MERCIFUL IMPULSES.

    You will also receive exclusive audio recordings of Ocean and Camille reading poems from their books, a pocket-sized poetry card and a public thank-you.

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    COPPER CANYON FIRST-BOOKS LIBRARY + *SET OF THREE* HAND-PRINTED POETRY PRINTS + TEA WITH A POET

    Choose five titles from Copper Canyon Press’s past debut collections, which might include first books by Natalie Diaz, Ben Lerner, Lisa Olstein, or other poets. A Copper Canyon editor will help you curate your first-books library.

    You will also receive: a set of three letterpress poetry prints (described in Reward #10 above); NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS by Ocean Vuong; INCORRECT MERCIFUL IMPULSES by Camille Rankine; exclusive audio recordings by Ocean, Camille, and Javier; a pocket-sized poetry card; a public thank-you; and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to have tea with a Copper Canyon Press poet via Skype or video chat.

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    PATRON SUBSCRIPTION

    Receive all of the rewards listed in the $500 level, plus a year-long subscription to all books from Copper Canyon Press—hot off the presses! We publish 18–20 extraordinary books of poetry each year.

    Backing at this level is a testament to your belief that poetry is vital to language and living. Thank you!

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