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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, March 31, 2009

Alice Friman: "This April"

The VPR Poem of the Week is Alice Friman’s “This April,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2003 issue (Volume IV, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Alice Friman is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently The Book of the Rotten Daughter (BkMk Press, 2006) and Zoo (University of Arkansas Press, 1999), winner of the Ezra Pound Poetry Award from Truman State University and the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club. A new book of poems, Vinculum, is forthcoming from LSU Press. Friman’s poetry also has appeared widely in literary journals, including Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, North American Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Shenandoah, Southern Review, and many others. In addition, she has had work in numerous anthologies, such as Best American Poetry 2009 (Scribner), and Red, White, and Blues (University of Iowa Press). Alice Friman, the Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College & State University, is currently a visiting writer at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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1 comment:

Trademark Solicitor said...

Friman sounds like one to watch, what an incredible cv she's accumulated already!