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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, December 30, 2008

Remembering Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard, one of the great trumpet players in jazz and a native of Indiana (born in Indianapolis on April 7, 1938), died yesterday (December 29) at the age of 70. Ted Gioia described Hubbard’s technique in The History of Jazz: “his trumpet playing was fiery, propelled by insistent rhythms, but also softened by a warm, full tone.” When he was honored by his hometown, Hubbard proudly commented: “Man, they gave me a key to the city. Can you imagine going back to Indiana and getting the key to the city? So that made me feel pretty good.” Certainly, one can safely say Freddie Hubbard’s music has made many of us feel pretty good and, as the accompanying video verifies, it will continue to do so.

1 comment:

William Gabriel said...

Plus, he played on Ornette Coleman's "Free Jazz" ... !