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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 19, 2007

Kimberly Blaeser: "Apprenticed to Justice"

The Poem of the Week is Kimberly Blaeser’s “Apprenticed to Justice,” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2002-2003 issue (Volume IV, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review. This poem also is the title work of her new book of poetry, Apprenticed to Justice (Salt Publishing, 2007).

Kimberly Blaeser is the author of two previous books of poetry, Absentee Indians and Other Poems (Michigan State University Press, 2002) and Trailing You (Greenfield Review Press, 1994), winner of the First Book Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, as well as a critical study, Gerald Vizenor: Writing in the Oral Tradition (University of Oklahoma Press, 1996). She also edited Stories Migrating Home: A Collection of Anishinaabe Prose (Loonfeather Press, 1999).

Blaeser’s poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Reinventing the Enemy's Language (W.W. Norton), Sister Visions (Minnesota Historical Society Press), The Colour of Resistance: A Contemporary Collection by Aboriginal Women (Sister Vision Press), Native American Songs and Poems (Dover Books), and Unsettling America: An Anthology of Multicultural Poetry (Penguin). She is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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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