From handwriting to book-in-hand: A tour of how the contemporary book is published. Michael Wiegers, Executive Editor of Copper Canyon Press, will be giving a unique talk on Monday, January 26 at 2:30 in the Language & Literature Building (Room 316) on ASU's main campus. It is free and open to the public. The talk he will be giving comes straight from the trenches—he is a first rate, first line literary editor hard at work in contemporary letters. He is the editor many writers, at least metaphorically, will be facing as they go out into the field. Here is a chance to listen to and ask questions of the voice on the other end of that submission.
Among the collections he has edited are award winning books by poets such as David Bottoms, CD Wright, W.S. Merwin, Ruth Stone, Ted Kooser, Arthur Sze, Norman Dubie, and Alberto Ríos as well as major works in translation and books by emerging authors. He serves as the poetry editor for Narrative Magazine, a web-based international literary journal. He is the editor of two anthologies, This Art and The Poet’s Child, and is co-editor, with Mónica de la Torre, of Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry. His book and magazine publication credits includes Connecting Lines: New Mexican Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Five Points, The Great River Review, and the Washington Post. He lives in Port Townsend, WA.