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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 10, 2009

Davi Walders: "Dr. Levi-Montalcini's Passion"

The VPR Poem of the Week is Davi Walders’ “Dr. Levi-Montalcini’s Passion,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2006 issue (Volume VII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Davi Walders' poetry and prose have appeared in numerous journals, including The American Scholar, Crab Orchard Review, JAMA, Potomac Review, Seneca Review, and Washington Woman, among others. Her poetry also has appeared in various anthologies, such as Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust (Northwestern University Press), Visiting Frost (University of Iowa Press), Women, Philanthropy, and Social Change (University Press of New England), and Worlds in Our Words: Contemporary American Women Writers (Prentice Hall).

Walders developed and directs the Vital Signs Writing Project at NIH in Bethesda, MD, which was funded by The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. She has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, a Puffin Foundation Grant, a Maryland State Artist Grant in Poetry, a Luce Foundation Grant, as well as fellowships to Ragdale Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been choreographed for performance in New York City and elsewhere, and Garrison Keillor has read her poetry on Writer’s Almanac.

Tuesday of each week “One Poet’s Notes” highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the archives of Valparaiso Poetry Review, except when other posts with news or updates preempt the usual appearance of this item, with the recommendation that readers revisit it. Please check the sidebar to view the list of poets and works that have been past “Poem of the Week” selections. Additionally, readers are reminded that VPR pages are best read with the browser font preference in which they were set, 12 pt. Times New Roman, in order to guarantee the stanza alignment and the breaks of longer lines are preserved.

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