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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, May 26, 2009

Top 100 Poetry Blogs

Online University Reviews has issued a list of the Top 100 Poetry Blogs, which it describes as including “sites for every poet, from a seasoned professional to a child reading their first poem.” Admittedly, such rankings can be subjective and incomplete. Nevertheless, I was pleased to be notified that “One Poet’s Notes,” the Valparaiso Poetry Review editor’s blog, has been selected for inclusion among the Top 100 Blogs, Internet locations cited by Online University Reviews as fresh sources for information about poetry and poetics: “No longer relegated to textbooks, libraries, and anthologies, poets now have an array of options for reading poetry, posting, the latest in news, and more, thanks to the Internet.”

In addition, I was impressed by the good company of so many other blogs I regularly visit for enjoyment and enlightenment about poetry or other topics concerning writing and the arts, from well-known sites—like the blogs of the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Daily, or the New York Times—to the personal blogs of various poets, including Alfred Corn, Mark Doty, Paul Lisicky, Diane Lockward, Greg Rappleye, Nic Sebastian, Ron Silliman, C. Dale Young, and a number of others. I also look forward to exploring some of the sites about which I had not yet been aware, and I recommend readers browse through the list to discover new voices as well.


christo46 said...

Congratulations, Edward - thoroughly deserved, and thanks for the tips towards other poetry reading.

Dorianne Laux said...

Yes, very much deserved, Edward. I mention your blog whenever there's an opening- just recently on a panel at Sarah Lawrence where we fielded a question about what's out there for poets on the internet. One Poet's Notes was at the top of the list.

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Anonymous said...

This is wonderful, and so richly deserved...I love "one Poet's Notes" & always find myself clicking in quickly in the midst of busy days (& nights). adrianne

Marinela said...

Congratulations, Edward :):)

Unknown said...

i assume mine will be on their 100 Worst list

Nina said...

Congratulations! Always look forward to your new posts & sharing your insights - thanks for all you do!

Patricia Fargnoli said...

well, of course it is!



Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Well deserved!