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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, September 11, 2007

Stanley Plumly: "'The Morning America Changed'"

On this commemoration of 9/11 the VPR Poem of the Week is “‘The Morning America Changed’” by Stanley Plumly, which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2002-2003 issue (Volume IV, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Stanley Plumly is the author of ten books of poetry, including the just released Old Heart (W.W. Norton, 2007), which includes “‘The Morning America Changed.’” His first collection, In the Outer Dark, received the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award; his third poetry volume, Out-of-the-Body Travel, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the William Carlos Williams Award. In 2002 he received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Other honors include the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram-Merrill Foundation Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Plumly also has published a collection of essays on poetry, poetics, and art titled Argument & Song: Sources & Silences in Poetry (2003). Another work of nonfiction, Posthumous Keats: A Meditation on Immortality, is forthcoming in 2008. His work has appeared widely in magazines and literary journals, such as American Poetry Review, Atlantic Monthly, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, Poetry, and Yale Review.

In the past, Stanley Plumly has served as editor of Iowa Review and Ohio Review. He has taught at various universities, including the University of Iowa, the University of Houston, Columbia, and Princeton. He is currently a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, where he has been since 1985.

Tuesday of each week “One Poet’s Notes” highlights an exceptional work by a poet selected from the archives of Valparaiso Poetry Review with the recommendation that readers revisit it. Please check the sidebar to view the list of poets and works that have been past “Poem of the Week” selections. Additionally, readers are reminded that VPR pages are best read with the browser font preference in which they were set, 12 pt. Times New Roman, in order to guarantee the stanza alignment and the breaks of longer lines are preserved.

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