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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

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Best of the Net" Selection: "Swallowed" by Anne Haines

I am pleased to announce that Sundress Publications, which compiles an annual “Best of the Net” anthology, has selected “Swallowed” by Anne Haines, which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2007 issue (Volume VIII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review, as one of only twenty poems chosen to be honored from all the works appearing in online publications during 2007. Poet Chad Davidson served as this year’s final judge.

Last year Sundress published the first edition of its anthology, which included remarkable works displaying both the wide range and fine quality of poetry now appearing in a multitude of Internet magazines. As I mentioned in an August post when nominating poetry from Valparaiso Poetry Review, the editors of Sundress deserve praise for correctly bringing greater recognition to the developing presence of quality poetry online.

I congratulate Anne Haines, and once more I would like to take this opportunity to thank all contributors to Valparaiso Poetry Review. I value all the poems and depend on all the poets in VPR. I also welcome the admirable efforts of Sundress Publications to bring attention to the growing number of fine works being published in online journals. I recommend readers look for the new edition of the “Best of the Net” anthology when it is released on February 1.

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