By Stephen Sparks, Little Infinite Editor
I ran through several drafts of an introduction this interview with Copper Canyon’s Joseph Bednarik, but finally came to the conclusion that the most effective way to present the forty-five year old nonprofit press was to provide a list of some of their authors. And so, before getting to Joseph’s answers below, consider that Copper Canyon, the best poetry publisher in the U.S. if not the world, has published the likes of Pablo Neruda, W.S. Merwin, Ocean Vuong, Adrienne Rich, C.D. Wright, Lucille Clifton, Octavio Paz, and hundreds more.
For most, City Lights is synonymous with the Beat Generation, a bookstore that became a gathering spot for poets who have since entered the pantheon of post-war American literature. But in the sixty-five years since its modest beginning, City Lights has embraced an eclectic aesthetic, publishing a wide range of works that do not fit easily into any simple categorization. Stephen Sparks, Little Infinite’s editor, emailed Elaine Katzenberger, publisher and executive director of City Lights publishing program, to find out what the press looks for in its famed poetry series.
Jim Heuer, Director of Sales
In my 19 years at Ingram, I am fond of telling customers that everything we do starts with a story that took place in a meeting when someone said to us, in one way or another, “Hey can you do _________ (fill in the blank)?” Here’s my story.
As the summer comes to a close, we reminisce on the biggest community service event of the season; our annual United Way campaign. Since 1887, United Way has provided education, financial stability, and health to the communities they serve. We’re committed to making an impact in the community by working with United Way to provide others with necessary resources.
Our colleagues at Aerio have seen the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and would like to help! That’s why they've teamed up with Invention Arts, to launch a website with an Aerio Bookstore titled Books Against the Storm. From the bookstore website, you can purchase a book and donate 100 percent of the profit to one of three Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery charities: Houston Humane Society, Houston Food Bank and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. In addition, Aerio is waving all transaction fees so the website can donate more to those impacted.
Since our founding more than 20 years ago, VitalSource has been committed to supporting higher education and to providing students with more affordable and accessible learning materials. We feel the campus stores across the globe share these values and are best positioned to manage content delivery for their institution.
Everyone impacts the world through books. Whether it’s the bookstore manager or the librarian who helps a kid select his or her first book, the book publishing industry is supported by people just like you.
IngramSpark will be at BookExpo America this year and in addition to taking in the wonder that is BookExpo America and overall book fandom, here are a few reasons why you should be sure to check us out in particular: