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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, June 5, 2007

Frannie Lindsay: "Talking to My Father About God"

The Poem of the Week is Frannie Lindsay’s “Talking to My Father About God,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2005 issue (Volume VI, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Frannie Lindsay’s second volume of poetry, Lamb, was selected Perugia Press’s 2006 Intro Award winner and was the runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her first volume, Where She Always Was (Utah State University Press, 2004), was selected by J.D. McClatchy as the winner of the May Swenson Award.

Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Atlantic Monthly, Field, Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Tampa Review, and Yale Review. They have also been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and her work has been read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio’s Writer’s Almanac. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Millay Colony. More information about Frannie Lindsay can be found at her web page.

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.

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