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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, August 19, 2009

An Author's Assemblage: Notes and Notices

Some readers of “One Poet’s Notes” might have observed this week an additional link has been placed low in the page’s sidebar alongside links to personal publications. With the beginning of a new academic year upon us, I have decided to establish a separate blog, “An Author’s Assemblage: Notes and Notices,” for brief bits of material that could interest or be useful to students in my literature and creative writing courses. As a description at the opening of the blog states: “The accumulation of posts to this web page serves merely as an author’s assemblage of brief notes and notices: the collection of informal bits of information, quotations, and observations gathered as one way to display a personal reflection of perceptions on poetry, publication, and related selections of material drawn from my perspectives as a poet or professor of literature and creative writing.”

Also, this new blog will contain a number of items relating to my own poetry and publication of my work; therefore, the separate location permits such posts without intruding upon the purpose of the editor’s blog here at “One Poet’s Notes,” which has been primarily intended to complement Valparaiso Poetry Review and focus upon authors or topics pertaining to the literary journal. Indeed, since my latest collection of poetry, Seeded Light, is scheduled to be published this October, the same month that a special expanded issue of Valparaiso Poetry Review will be released to mark ten years since appearance of the initial issue, the supplementary personal blog will make it easier for me to inform readers about both events without any conflict.

Obviously, there will be times when writings in one place would be directly relevant to readers of the other blog. On those occasions, I will provide specific links from one to the other. Furthermore, subjects covered in each of the blogs usually will be noted in the twitter feed for those followers on twitter (http://twitter.com/valpopoetry), as well as in the “Twitter Updates” at the top of the sidebar on this page. Nevertheless, I take this opportunity to invite readers who subscribe to “One Poet’s Notes” for notification of future entries to add a subscription to the new blog as well.

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