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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

Monday, October 13, 2008

VPR: Fall/Winter 2008-2009 Issue

I am pleased to announce the Fall/Winter 2008-2009 issue (Vol. X, No. 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review has been released today, beginning the 10th year of publication for VPR.

Contents include the following:

Featured Poet: Elise Paschen

Additional Poets: Crystal Bacon, Walter Bargen, J. P. Dancing Bear, Michelle Bitting, Deborah Bogen, Karen Carissimo, Jared Carter, John Estes, Stacia Fleegal, Ann Hostetler, Joseph Hutchison, Rhoda Janzen, Claire Keyes, Athena Kildegaard, Al Maginnes, Molly Mellinger, Julie L. Moore, Steve Myers, Mil Norman-Risch, Tad Richards, Steven D. Schroeder, Nic Sebastian, Peter Serchuk, Vincent Spina, Alexandra Teague, Larry Thomas, Susan Varnot, Valerie Wallace, Jennifer Yaros

Interview: Edward Byrne interviews Elise Paschen

Essay: Jennifer Yaros on "Nature and the Self: Dickinson, Bishop, Plath, and Oliver"

Poets Reviewed: Deborah Bogen, Paula Bohince, Marianne Boruch, Barbara Crooker, Brendan Galvin

Cover Art Commentary: Gregg Hertzlieb on John James Audubon

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