A veteran of nonprofit literary publishing for two decades, Michael Wiegers is the editor in chief of Copper Canyon Press. His reviews and criticism have appeared in American Poetry Review, Publishers Weekly, Rain Taxi, The City Pages, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Portlandia, among other publications. He has edited three anthologies: Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry, The Poet’s Child, and This Art: Poems on Poetry.
Among the collections he has edited are award winning books by poets such as C.D. Wright, W.S. Merwin, Ruth Stone, Ted Kooser, Arthur Sze, and Alberto Ríos as well as major works in translation by Pablo Neruda, Taha Muhammad Ali, and Ho Xuan Huong, and books by emerging authors Michael Dickman, Matthew Zapruder, Valzhyna Mort and Brenda Shaughnessy, among many others.
He additionally serves as Poetry Editor for Narrative Magazine, 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 translations have been published in Connecting Lines: New Mexican Poetry, Five Points, The Great River Review, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. He has published work in The American Poetry Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Publishers Weekly, and Rain Taxi, among others.
He lives in Port Townsend, WA.