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Kelly Forsythe

Director of Publicity, Copper Canyon Press


Kelly Forsythe is the Director of Publicity for Copper Canyon Press, the largest independent nonprofit poetry publisher in the U.S. Prior to working with Copper Canyon, she was a consultant for the web team at the Poetry Foundation, and worked with the marketing department at Poets & Writers Magazine. She has given lectures on publishing and book publicity at NYU, The Academy of American Poets, the Institute of American Indian Arts, and Manhattanville College. Her publicity endeavors at Copper Canyon include Natalie Diaz’s “When My Brother Was an Aztec,” Ocean Vuong’s “Night Sky with Exit Wounds,” and “Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda.” She is on the Board of Directors for the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference, and the author of “Perennial,” forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2018. In addition to her work with Copper Canyon, she edits Phantom, an online journal, and teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland.


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