Not your typical poetry reading

Poetry only, non-profit publishing company visits PLU

Copper Canyon Press believes that "Poetry is vital to language and living." It provides opportunities for emerging and established poets. Located in Port Townsend, WA.

Copper Canyon Press believes that “Poetry is vital to language and living.” It provides opportunities for emerging and established poets. Located in Port Townsend, WA. Photo by Olivia McSpadden.

Good news—there is hope for English majors. The non-profit publishing program at Copper Canyon Press provides a hands-on opportunity for five interns to expand these skills. Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall internships are available for non-English majors as well including students with skills in Marketing or Communication.

Saxifrage invited the Experiential Programs Manager, Victoria Poling from Copper Canyon Press to share information about the internship program available and the skills desired in Hong Hall on Monday, Nov. 25.

A group of 17 students and two faculty members attended the event to ask Poling questions about the internship and the future of publishing.

“The skills of publishing now are more critical than before,” Poling said. “There’s an art to saying something pithy.”

Interested students can work in the editorial department, marketing and sales, development and fundraising alongside professionals. If hired, students will read submitted poetry manuscripts and provide feedback for submitting authors.

Poling’s advice for applying?

  • Set 2-3 practical goals or desired skills
  • Research publishing industry and terminology
  • Demonstrate lively, intellectual curiosity
  • Be interested in poetry

Schedule and Compensation: Minimum 3 days/week over 3-4 months, unpaid.

Summer: May-Aug. Apply by March 15.
Fall: Sep-Dec. Apply by July 15.
Winter/Spring: Jan-April. Apply by Nov. 15

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Saxifrage is Pacific Lutheran University’s annual literary arts magazine.
Writers. Musicians. Artists. Photographers. And those avant-garde people.
For more information visit online or @SaxifrageU on Twitter.



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