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Books We've Reviewed from Copper Canyon Press

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The Hands of Day

If we believe the ancient Greeks, the poet is a maker, “poet” being derived from the Greek poiesis: making. In The Hands of Day, beloved Chilean poet and Nobel Laureate... Read More

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Factory of Tears

The Factory of Tears is a real place in Valzhyna Mort’s eponymous collection of poems. In fact, its productivity rate is higher than the Department of Transportation, the... Read More

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Apropos of Nothing

These poems offer an everyday world made strange by yearning, attention, and what is either a delightfully whimsical invention or some curious acquaintances. Is his endodontist... Read More

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Voices

“Mosca no entra en boca cerrada.” (Flies don’t enter a closed mouth.) Everyone who grows up in Spain starts out conscious life with a collection of such dichos... Read More

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The Silk Dragon

These delicate poems, charged with a sense of serenity that seems incredible to modern sensibilities, cast images of an almost mythic world—formal and austere, yet infused... Read More

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Spring Essence

A conscientious objector, translator Balaban; an eighteenth century concubine and poet, Ho Xuân Huong; and a linguist from New York University, Dr. Ngô Thanh Nhàn; have... Read More