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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 12, 2008

Kate Sontag: "American Honeymoon Lyric, Circa 1987"

The VPR Poem of the Week is Kate Sontag’s “American Honeymoon Lyric, Circa 1987,” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2002-2003 issue (Volume IV, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review, where she was a featured poet.

With David Graham, Kate Sontag co-edited After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography (Graywolf, 2001), a collection of critical commentary that was reviewed in VPR. Her essay from that book, “Mother May I? Writing with Love,” also appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review. Sontag’s work has been published in a number of anthologies, including Boomer Girls, Are You Experienced, In Praise of Pedagogy, and the Chester H. Jones National Winners Anthology. In addition, her poetry has appeared in various literary journals, such as Blue Moon Review, Green Mountains Review, Kalliope, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Salt Hill Journal, and Southern Poetry Review. She teaches at Ripon College.

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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