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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

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

C.D. Wright Wins Griffin Prize for International Poetry

At a ceremony in Toronto Wednesday evening, C.D. Wright was named the winner of the 2009 Griffin Prize for International Poetry for her book of poems, Rising, Falling, Hovering. Wright had been a finalist once before in 2003 for her collection titled Steal Away. In the video above Wright reads a sample of her work—“Key Episodes from an Earthly Life,” included in that earlier volume—at the 2003 Griffin Prize festivities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wa a t the reading, and think (on the basis of what I heard) she deserved this. Her work was the msot complex and challenging, but also funny at times. -- John O.