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Poetry From Paradise Valley

Pecan Grove Press has released an anthology of poems, a sampling of works published in Valparaiso Poetry Review during its first decade, from the original 1999-2000 volume to the 2009-2010 volume.

Poetry from Paradise Valley includes a stellar roster of 50 poets. Among the contributors are a former Poet Laureate of the United States, a winner of the Griffin International Prize, two Pulitzer Prize winners, two National Book Award winners, two National Book Critics Circle winners, six finalists for the National Book Award, four finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award, two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, and a few dozen recipients of other honors, such as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, etc.

Readers are encouraged to visit the Poetry from Paradise Valley page at the publisher's web site, where ordering information about the book can be found.

Best Books of Indiana 2011: Finalist. Judges' Citation: "Poetry from Paradise Valley is an excellent anthology that features world-class poetry, including the work of many artists from the Midwest, such as Jared Carter, Annie Finch, David Baker, and Allison Joseph. It’s an eclectic and always interesting collection where poems on similar themes flow into each other. It showcases the highest caliber of U. S. poetry."
—Indiana Center for the Book, Indiana State Library

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Sherod Santos: "Airport Security"

The Poem of the Week is Sherod Santos’s “Airport Security,” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2003-2004 issue of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Sherod Santos is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Perishing (W.W. Norton, 2003). A previous collection of poems, The Pilot Star Elegies, won the Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and The New Yorker Book Award. His other honors for poetry include an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the B.F. Connors Long Poem Prize from the Paris Review, and the Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poetry Prize.

His book of essays on poetry and poetics, A Poetry of Two Minds, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. In 2005 Santos published a collection of translations, Greek Lyric Poetry, which was awarded the Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities. Andrew Mulvania conducts an interview with Santos in Volume V, Number 1 of VPR, which also contains my extended review of his work. Sherod Santos retired after the spring 2007 semester as Curators’ Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Missouri.

Tuesday of each week “One Poet’s Notes” highlights work by a poet selected from the archives of Valparaiso Poetry Review. Please check the sidebar to view the list of poets and works that have been past “Poem of the Week” selections.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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