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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, August 12, 2008

Benjamin Vogt: "Uncle with Landscape—Kansas, 1954"

The VPR Poem of the Week is Benjamin Vogt’s “Uncle with Landscape—Kansas, 1954,” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2003-2004 issue (Volume V, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Benjamin Vogt’s work has appeared in a number of journals, including Adirondack Review, Comstock Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Diagram, Evansville Review, Fugue, Harpur Palate, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Puerto del Sol, Southern Indiana Review, and Verse Daily, as well as a few anthologies, including Red, White, and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (University of Iowa Press). Vogt’s poetry chapbook, Indelible Marks, was published by Pudding House Press in 2004. In addition, he has received or been a finalist for several awards and honors including the Stadler Fellowship at Bucknell University, the Louise VanSickle Fellowship, and a grant from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. Benjamin Vogt is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in poetry and creative nonfiction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he teaches English and serves on the editorial staff of Prairie Schooner.

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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