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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

Thursday, January 21, 2010

James Franco as Allen Ginsberg reading "Howl" in new movie

In the video below, readers will find a sneak peek at one of the clips from the new movie, Howl, starring James Franco portraying Allen Ginsberg (pictured above). The film premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. As I mentioned in a previous post at “One Poet’s Notes” about this project, the movie includes a number of well-known Hollywood figures in supporting roles, such as Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels, Alan Alda, and Treat Williams. The previous “One Poet’s Notes” article also displays a link to audio of Ginsberg reading his famous poem.


Joelle Biele said...

Hi there! I can't find the link on this page... Was it moved somewhere? Thanks!

Edward Byrne said...

Hi, Joelle. I just checked, and the links still appear to be there.

Joelle Biele said...

Thanks--my computer is being stubborn! I'll check on youtube. I've been really curious about the film since you mentioned it a while back--both because of Ginsberg & Fracno, and now esp b/c as I was flipping channels the other day I caught Frano on tv, on a soap-opera!