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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 12, 2007

Jonathan Holden: "Knowing"

The Poem of the Week is Jonathan Holden’s “Knowing,” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2000-2001 issue (Volume II, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Jonathan Holden is University Distinguished Professor and Poet-in-Residence at Kansas State University. He is the author of seventeen books, including poetry, criticism, a memoir, and a novel. Holden has won the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, the Juniper Prize, the AWP Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, and several other awards and prizes.

Holden’s poems published in the Fall/Winter 2000-2001 issue of Valparaiso Poetry Review were included in his collection, Knowing: New and Selected Poems (University of Arkansas Press). That issue of VPR also includes an interview with Jonathan Holden by Chris Ellis and a personal essay by Holden, “William Stafford: Genius in Camouflage.”

Jonathan Holden’s two-year term as Kansas’s first Poet Laureate concludes at the end of this month. In honor of Holden’s tenure as state laureate, New Letters has posted an audio in which the poet answers questions and reads his work. This audio will be available until June 27, 2007.

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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