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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, February 3, 2009

Rita Signorelli-Pappas: "Parmigianino Thinking"

The VPR Poem of the Week is Rita Signorelli-Pappas’s “Parmigianino Thinking,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2007 issue (Volume VIII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Rita Signorelli-Pappas has had poems published in Chelsea, Literary Review, New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, Poet Lore, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, Southwest Review, and other journals. Her poetry also has appeared on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. She has been a regular reviewer for Small Press Review and The Womens Review of Books, and she currently reviews poetry for World Literature Today. She was a finalist for the 2008 May Swenson Award, and she received the 2008 Italian Americana Award in Fiction. Signorelli-Pappas has taught courses in writing and literature at Valparaiso University and Purdue University. “Parmigianino Thinking” is among the poems included in her chapbook of poetry, Satyr’s Wife, which is available as a part of the Web del Sol World Voices international chapbook series of prose and poetry.

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Bruce Oksol said...

I am very new to poetry (my background is science and math) and am just now beginning to tackle poetry and take it seriously. Recently I have spent time with Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and most recently Edna St Vincent Millay.

Have you highlighted Millay on any of your Tuesday posts (after I post this I will search your site).

I really enjoy your site.

And the more poetry I read, the more I feel that the Obama inaugural poem was severely lacking. I have not read anything else by that poet; I wonder if that was representative of her work.

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