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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 9, 2009

The Face of William Shakespeare

Methinks no face so gracious is as mine . . .


Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
And all my soul, and all my every part;
And for this sin there is no remedy,
It is so grounded inward in my heart.

Methinks no face so gracious is as mine,
No shape so true, no truth of such account;
And for myself mine own worth do define,
As I all other in all worths surmount.

But when my glass shows me myself indeed
Beated and chopp'd with tanned antiquity,
Mine own self-love quite contrary I read;
Self so self-loving were iniquity.

'Tis thee (my self) that for myself I praise,
Painting my age with beauty of thy days.

—William Shakespeare


Anonymous said...

Interesting, though the report was vacuous from an evidential standpoint. And this isn't the first portrait to be claimed as a lost and found portrait. Another book, which I read and own, can be found here.

There is circumstantial evidence to support this attribution as well. And there is circumstantial evidence that supports the Chandos portrait, but the arguments begin to sound suspiciously like the arguments for Oxford, Bacon, etc... Sometimes it seems there is an overplus of circumstantial evidence to support just about any and every assertion concerning Shakespeare.

That said, it's a cool possibility. No doubt, there will soon be a book examining the pedigree of this painting.

Maggie May said...

I read about this on the cover of NYT in Starbucks today. It's fascinating. To look genius in the face!- when it's been claimed he didn't even exist.