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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

Friday, January 2, 2009

Most Popular Posts of 2008

As we begin 2009 with a long holiday weekend, this appears to be a good time to pause and take a brief look back at the recent issues, literary topics, news articles, poets, poems, and reviews included or discussed during 2008 on “One Poet’s Notes” that proved most popular with readers. I have been pleased to notice readers’ interest in a wide array of entries, measured by the site meter statistics of viewers’ entry pages and frequently visited items, as well as the most popular subjects sought by those entering the blog through web search engines.

Therefore, as a re-introduction and an invitation to new readers in 2009 who would like to browse through those most visited pages of the past year at “One Poet’s Notes,” I submit the following “top ten list” of titles viewed (determined solely according to frequency figures) by users of “One Poet’s Notes” beyond the usual entry points of the blog’s main page or the most recently posted item.

1. Bob Dylan’s Beginning
2. Derek Walcott: Sixty Years of Poetry
3. Kay Ryan: Poet Laureate of the United States
4. Frank O’Hara and Jackson Pollock
5. James Wright: “Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio”
6. Galway Kinnell: A Question of Life or Death
7. Robert Lowell’s Legacy: LIFE STUDIES
8. William Stafford: “Traveling through the Dark”
9. Bob Dylan and Billy Collins
10. Poet of the Year: Mark Doty

Readers also are invited to return to the list of most popular posts for 2007. In addition to visiting these popular pages, I urge everyone to browse through the archives of “One Poet’s Notes” and discover other items they might find interesting and deserving of renewed attention.

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