Michael Wiegers is the editor of What About This: The Collected Poems of Frank Stanford and The Essential Merwin. His days gather themselves in Port Townsed, Washington, where he serves as the editor-in-chief of Copper Canyon Press and the poetry editor of Narrative Magazine.
Thirty years ago, fresh out of college and working as a bookseller in charge of the store’s poetry section, I received a package from Knopf containing a handful of publicity materials highlighting its newly revivified poetry list. In that box . . .