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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, May 6, 2008

Kevin Pilkington: "Capri"

The VPR Poem of the Week is Kevin Pilkington’s “Capri,” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2005-2006 issue (Volume VII, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review, where he was the featured poet. The same issue also contains an interview of Pilkington conducted by Linda Simone.

Kevin Pilkington, a member of the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, is the author of five collections of poetry, including Spare Change, winner of the La Jolla Poets Press National Book Award, and Ready to Eat the Sky, released by River City Publishing as part of their poetry series selected by Andrew Hudgins. His poetry also has been published in anthologies—such as Birthday Poems: A Celebration, Contemporary Poetry of New England, and Western Wind—as well as literary journals, including Boston Review, Columbia, Confrontation, Green Mountains Review, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, Iowa Review, Louisville Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry.

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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