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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, August 18, 2009

Ned Balbo: "On Goodbyes"

The VPR Poem of the Week is Ned Balbo’s “On Goodbyes,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2006 issue (Volume VII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Ned Balbo’s first book of poetry, Galileo's Banquet, received the Towson University Prize for Literature. A second collection, Lives of the Sleepers, won the Ernest Sandeen Prize in 2005 and was published by the University of Notre Dame Press. Lives of the Sleepers was the ForeWord magazine poetry book of the year, and it also was a finalist for the Arlin G. Meyer Prize. A chapbook of poems, Something Must Happen, is forthcoming in October from Finishing Line Press. Ned Balbo’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Crab Orchard Review, Dogwood, Pleiades and many other journals. He teaches at Loyola College in Baltimore.

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Jeffrey said...

Ned Balbo’s “On Goodbyes” is a subtle reminder that the act of goodbye is separate from the words of goodbye...parting is not always a sweet sorrow.

Keith Wilson said...

What a timeless piece; how can there be anyone that doesn't know exactly what the speaker is feeling?