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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 3, 2009

Marilyn Taylor: "Rondeau: Old Woman with Cat"

The VPR Poem of the Week is Marilyn Taylor’s “Rondeau: Old Woman with Cat,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2001 issue (Volume II, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Marilyn Taylor is the author of five volumes of poetry, including The Accident of Light (Thorntree, 1991), Shadows Like These (Caxton, 1994), Exit Only (Anamnesis Press, 2001), Greatest Hits: 1986-2000 (Pudding House Press, 2001), and Subject to Change (David Roberts Books, 2004). Her sixth collection of poems, Going Wrong, is forthcoming from Parallel Press. Taylor’s honors include an Associated Writing Programs Intro Award, an Academy of American Poets Award, and the Passager Poet Award. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, such as Able Muse, Alabama Literary Review, American Scholar, Atlanta Review, Cream City Review, Evansville Review, Indiana Review, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, and Smartish Pace. She is a contributing editor for The Writer magazine, where her articles on craft regularly appear. Governor James Doyle appointed Marilyn Taylor Poet Laureate for the State of Wisconsin in November, 2008. Readers will find Barbara Crooker’s review of Taylor’s Subject to Change in the Spring/Summer 2005 issue (Volume VI, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

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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