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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, January 1, 2008

A New Face for the New Year

With the beginning of another year, I renew my wishes to everyone for much happiness, good health, and rewarding productivity in the upcoming twelve months. I also would like to note that Valparaiso Poetry Review will face the new year by offering readers a new face as well—the Valparaiso Poetry Review Facebook group page. You already may have noticed its addition today in the “One Poet’s Notes” sidebar.

With the start of January, the Valparaiso Poetry Review Facebook group page has been instituted to allow readers an opportunity to quickly keep up with Valparaiso Poetry Review issue releases and news updates about the journal, as well as those book reviews and topics on contemporary poetry regularly presented here on “One Poet’s Notes.” The VPR Facebook group is global and open to everyone, and I invite all readers of Valparaiso Poetry Review or “One Poet’s Notes” to visit the page, where I request you add your name as a member.

Since the audience for Valparaiso Poetry Review has grown so large over the years, and because many readers now filter their personal email boxes due to concern about an overload of spam messages, the original mailing list process of notification concerning releases of new issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review and other of the journal’s announcements that began with VPR’s initial issue in 1999 no longer seems practical or feasible. Consequently, the VPR mailing list for notification about the journal’s news and issue releases is being discontinued, and in the future all announcements about Valparaiso Poetry Review instead will be posted on the VPR Facebook group page and in “One Poet’s Notes.”

In addition to readers joining VPR’s Facebook group, I also would recommend once again that visitors to “One Poet’s Notes” take the simple step of subscribing to this blog’s RSS feed for an instant notice and the full text in your Google Reader or other feed source whenever there is an update with a new entry. Subscribing usually can be done with the link at the bottom of the “One Poet’s Notes” page or by clicking the RSS icon in the URL address line of your browser.

Perhaps each reader can successfully begin his or her New Year’s resolutions by completing this pair of actions easily accomplished with as little as a couple of mouse clicks: join the VPR Facebook group and subscribe to the “One Poet’s Notes” RSS feed.

I look forward to including much more material at both web locations in the upcoming months, and I am excited about publication of the forthcoming issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review in 2008. Indeed, to check the roster of writers who will be among those appearing in VPR’s next issue (Spring/Summer 2008) or to view any of the journal’s back issues, readers are urged to visit the List of Issues page of Valparaiso Poetry Review. The Author Archives supplies another way for familiarizing yourself with works published in past issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review. Also, if you are interested in submitting work for future issues, please remember to look at the VPR Submission Guidelines page.

Happy New Year and best wishes to all!

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