Copper Canyon Press was founded in 1972 with the belief that good poetry is essential to the individual spirit and a necessary element in a thriving culture. The press publishes poetry exclusively and has established an international reputation for its commitment to its authors, editorial acumen, and dedication to expanding the audience of poetry. Since 1974, the press has been in residence with Centrum, a nonprofit arts agency, at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA.