Many of you know personally what a solitary endeavor writing can be.
As my new book of poems came together, the shift from a solo project to a collaboration was as alarming as it was exhilarating. I’m extremely lucky that the people at Copper Canyon Press are my collaborators. There’s not another nonprofit press more worthy of your support.
I’m grateful for the partnership I’ve had with the the Press over the years, the most recent evidence of which is my new collection, They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full. Publishers Weekly gave my book a starred review and also named it one of their top ten poetry picks for this season.
Craig Morgan Teicher at NPR writes, “The book’s a little crazy,” and I’m in no position to disagree.
I’m grateful that Copper Canyon took a chance on this book—even when it’s a little crazy—and I hope you’ll join me in thanking them for the work that they do for poets every day, by making a donation to their current fundraising campaign.
The press aims to raise $5,000 by the end of National Poetry Month. Can you help us reach this goal?
Most of the money will be used to publish more poetry books. The rest will be used to help get my book into the hands of poetry students who actually need more crazy in their lives.
NPR also says that They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full is “too cool (or hot) for school.”
As a teacher myself, I appreciate the irony of such an appraisal, and so does Copper Canyon. That’s why we want to use a portion of the money raised during this campaign to send 400 copies of the book to college students across the country.
Not only will your generous donation fund a nonprofit press that could really use your support, it will also help us engage the imaginations and intellects of young readers.
And if you do give, I will send you a personal gift in thanks for sharing my appreciation of poetry and Copper Canyon Press. If you give $50 or more, I will sign a copy of my book for you. If you contribute $500 or more I will also send you a one-of-a-kind collage, made by me just for this campaign.
Thank you so very much!
P.S. Any gift you make to Copper Canyon Press is tax-deductible. Please give generously. Thank you!
With your support Copper Canyon Press will:
- Send 400 copies of Mark Bibbins’s new book to classrooms across the country
- Get books into the hands of young readers
- Say “yes” to collaborating with our poets and supporting their careers
- Support our community of book designers, typographers, cover artists, and editors
- And naturally:
Put poetry into the hands of everyone who, like you, believes poetry is vital to language and living.
Your tax-deductible donation helps publish extraordinary poetry for a dedicated, appreciative readership.
Copper Canyon Press
PS: As a special thanks to you for your gift of $50 or more, we'll send you a signed copy of Mark Bibbins's new book, They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full. Donors who contribute $500 or more will also receive a one-of-a-kind collage, made by Mark Bibbins just for this campaign.