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Issue 27 is particularly international--even for Copper Nickel--and features an expansive folio of younger and less-established Irish and UK poets, including Irish poets Martin Dyar, Elaine Feeney, Victoria Kennefick, Conor O'Callaghan, Paul Perry, Stephen Sexton, Lorna Shaughnessy, and Jessica Traynor; and UK poets James Byrne, Vahni Capildeo, Manuela Moser, Sam Riviere, Zo Brigley Thompson, and Chrissy Williams. The oldest poet in the folio was born in 1968; the youngest poets were born in the 1990s.

Issue 27 also features three translation folios (which are a regular feature in Copper Nickel): (1) a group of five prose poems by Danish poet Carsten Rene Nielsen (b. 1966), translated and introduced by David Keplinger; (2) three longer poems by Mexican poet Cristina Rivera Garza (b. 1964), translated by Julia Leverone; and (3) four poems by Mauritian poet Khal Torabully (b. 1956), translated and introduced by Nancy Naomi Carlson.

Fiction in issue 27 is by Farah Ali, Amy Stuber, Jyotsna Sreenivasan, and Jacinda Townsend.

Nonfiction includes a personal essay on Gu nter Grass by poet and German translator Stuart Friebert, a lyric essay on hexes by Laughlin award winner Kathryn Nuernberger, and a lyric essay on hide-and-seek by Ira Sukrungruang. Poets in issue 27 include two-time Pushcart Prize winner T. R. Hummer, NEA Fellow Christopher Kempf, Kingsley Tufts Award winner John Koethe, Whitman Award winner Emily Skaja, Best American Poetry contributor Corey Van Landingham, Jenny Boychuk, Juan Morales, Paul Otremba, Paige Qui ones, Arthur Russell, Francis Santana, and Chelsea Wagenaar.

The cover features work by Denver-based photographer Kristen Hatgi Sink.

Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 9780986247071
Number of pages: 196
Dimensions: 229 x 178 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Recent Praise for Copper Nickel

"The new Copper Nickel is terrific--of its time without being confined to its time, careful and thoughtful and never predictable, with the kind of internal variety that I want (and rarely get) from a litmag--not a pinlight or a penlight but a light that shines on a whole field. I'm happy to read it."--Steph Burt, author of Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry; Professor of English, Harvard University

"Through its combination of editorial acuity, serious belief in contemporary writing, and sheer handsomeness, Copper Nickel has established itself as the best new evidence of defiant vitality in the realm of literary journals."--Mark Halliday, author of six poetry collections, most recently Thresherphobe; Distinguished Professor of English, Ohio University

"Copper Nickel is THE literary magazine to read now. Since its rebirth/relaunch every issue has had, inside its stunning cover, the fiction, poetry, nonfiction and works in translation any writer or lover of contemporary writing has to read. I confess: other magazines, even the New Yorker, often sit in my house unread. But Copper Nickel gets opened as quickly as a Christmas present!"--Jesse Lee Kercheval, author of five books of fiction, most recently the novel My Life as a Silent Movie, and seven poetry collections; Professor of English, University of Wisconsin

"Long regarded as one of the best literary magazines in the country, the relaunched Copper Nickel has only improved, publishing a diverse range of award-winning poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in its first year. With each new issue Copper Nickel proves itself to be a wellspring of new American writing."--Nathan Oates, author of The Empty House; Associate Professor of English, Seton Hall University

"In the great spirit of the late Jake Adam York, Copper Nickel is back and more relevant than ever. Where else to turn for such a dynamic combination of contemporary writing? Brilliantly curated, the diversity of voices, new and established, not only spans aesthetic divides but includes translation portfolios, art and essays that address pressing concerns of writers working today."--Sally Keith, author of four poetry collections, most recently River House; Associate Professor of Creative Writing, George Mason University

"Copper Nickel is one of the most diverse, daring, and visually beautiful literary journals I've ever read. The fact that its relaunch has gained national recognition is no surprise--now more than ever, Copper Nickel is a goldmine for readers of contemporary poetry and prose."--Allison Benis White, author of three poetry collections, most recently Please Bury Me in This; Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, University of California Riverside

"Copper Nickel is more than a literary journal--it's an event. A celebration. An embrace. And it is also essential reading for anyone who cares about contemporary writing these days, in America and beyond."--Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant; Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, University of Missouri Kansas City

"Copper Nickel has been a great magazine for quite awhile, and it continues to get better. Aesthetically diverse, welcoming of both established and emerging writers, it's always worth a cover-to-cover read."--Martha Collins, author of ten poetry collections, most recently Admit One: An American Scrapbook; Emerita Professor, Oberlin College

"When I first encountered Copper Nickel, I was a hopeful graduate student looking for poems written by my peers to both resonate with me and challenge me. I found so many new heroes in the pages of Copper Nickel, and it also allowed me to encounter the work of its brilliant editors as well, including Jake Adam York. When Jake passed, I mourned both him and his vision. It's been thrilling to see Copper Nickel come back to life, and in its new alchemical form, it is as much if not more wide-seeing and enlivening as ever. I recommend it frequently to my students, colleagues, and lovers of engaging literature and art."--Tarfia Faizullah, author of the poetry collection Seam; Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, University of Michigan

"The newly relaunched Copper Nickel is certainly one of the most exciting literary magazines being published in the country today. The poems, stories, and essays are of the very highest quality and the editors' passion for a truly international vision of literature as well as for the discovery of new work by emerging authors shows in every issue. It's no surprise that this year work from Copper Nickel has been selected for inclusion in three of the most prestigious annual anthologies in print: Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology."--Kevin Prufer, author of six poetry collections, most recently Churches; Professor of Creative Writing, University of Houston

"I admire the careful curation of the issues of the rebooted Copper Nickel, its diversity of aesthetics and cultural voices, in particular its commitment to emerging writers: in the current issue, two of my favorite pieces are by Sequoia Nagamatsu and Cathy Linh Che, fierce writers (each the author of one book) who are new to me. And what's consistent in the magazine--line by line; sentence by sentence--is the caliber of the work."--Randall Mann, author of three poetry collections, most recently Straight Razor

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