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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

Thursday, December 4, 2008

NEA Fellowships in Poetry Announced

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today a list of 42 poets who will be recipients of grants in 2009. Each of the authors will receive $25,000 to support a creative writing fellowship. In a time filled with numerous reports of poor economic situations, I am pleased to hear some positive news for the following poets, especially since over the years some have been personal friends or contributors to Valparaiso Poetry Review. VPR congratulates these poets. May the muses already pictured on holiday in the de Chirico painting above now get to work and provide further inspiration to these writers in the upcoming year.

2009 Grant Awards: Literature Fellowships (Poetry)

Allen, William M.
Bargowski, John
Black, Rebecca
Bohince, Paula
Brown, Nickole
Candelaria, Xochiquetzal
Charara, Hayan
Cole, Henri
Diaz, Joanne
Dischell, Stuart
Freligh, Sarah
Frost, Helen
Gibb, Robert
Goetsch, Douglas
Graham, Loren
Green, Samuel
Hicok, Bob
Jaffe, Maggie
Kasdorf, Julia
Knight, Lynne
Koo, Jason
Kronen, Steve
Leeming, Jay
McGriff, Michael
Meek, Anna George
Menes, Orlando R.
Nezhukumatathil, Aimee
Notter, William
Paloff, Benjamin
Phillips, Patrick
Powell, Joseph
Rafferty, Charles
Rathburn, Chelsea T.
Satterlee, Thom
Shearin, Faith
Shumate, David
Spera, Gabriel
Springer, Jane
Struloeff, John
Szybist, Mary C.
Worra, Bryan Thao
Young, C. Dale

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