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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, February 19, 2008

J.P. Dancing Bear: "Island Like a Heart"

The VPR Poem of the Week is J.P. Dancing Bear’s “Island Like a Heart,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2004 issue (Volume V, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

J. P. Dancing Bear has published poems in numerous journals, including Adirondack Review, Atlanta Review, Mississippi Review, New York Quarterly, North American Review, Shenandoah, and Seattle Review. His chapbook, What Language, won the 2002 Slipstream Press Poetry Prize. Pudding House Press published another chapbook, Blue Hand, in 2002. His full-length books of poetry include Billy Lost Crow, published by Turning Point Books in 2004, and Conflicted Light, which is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. His work also has been included in anthologies, such as In A Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press, 2005) and Red, White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (University of Iowa Press, 2004). He is the editor of The American Poetry Journal.

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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