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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

Monday, March 2, 2009

Celebrating Literary Journals and Small Presses

Over the years Valparaiso Poetry Review and its blog, “One Poet’s Notes,” have highlighted or reviewed many fine works by authors published in small presses. As the masthead of VPR displays, one of the purposes of this journal has been to present poems, interviews, and essays by new, emerging, or well-known writers side by side, hoping to enlarge the readership for all.

Consequently, I have been pleased both Valparaiso Poetry Review and “One Poet’s Notes” have been able to expand the audience for those authors appearing on its pages and provide their works the exposure they deserve. Indeed, in just the first two months of 2009, statistics indicate the number of visits to the pages of VPR and its blog at about 50,000, the largest total thus far for a two-month span. Thank you to everyone who decided to spend some time at the beginning of a new year with the works available here.

The ever-increasing activity at Valparaiso Poetry Review reflects a healthy, widespread interest in literature released by literary journals and small presses. Therefore, Valparaiso Poetry Review takes this opportunity to recommend readers visit other literary journals and small presses, especially during the month of March, which has been designated Small Press Month. As the video above demonstrates, events have been scheduled across the country and on the Internet by small presses and literary journals, print or online, to celebrate the variety of writings readers can discover in their publications.

Valparaiso Poetry Review congratulates fellow literary journals and small presses during March and every other month, and VPR requests readers note the many links provided within the accompanying video in order to visit the web pages suggested.

1 comment:

Randall Horton said...

Ed, thanks for your diligent post. I look forward to them when they come. Peace out.