One of the best poetry presses around, Copper Canyon Press has been a roll of late with literary prizes: Ted Kooser’s Delights and Shadows winning the Pulitzer and W.S. Merwin’s Migration: New and Selected Poems nabbing the National Book Award. John Marshall, the book critic at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, offers a nice profile of the press. (Via Galleycat.)
Many New York houses in their high-rent skyscraper offices in Manhattan would consider it a very fine year indeed to have won a Pulitzer or a National Book Award. That both awards were won in a single year by a tiny non-profit, poetry-only press in a humble abode in the distant Northwest is a literary coup of the first order.