Click Image to Visit the Pecan Grove Press Web Page for Poetry from Paradise Valley


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

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Macintosh, Apple's Tablet, and Transitions in Reading or Writing Literature

On this date (Jan. 24) in 1984 Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh. From that point forward, the way many of us write and our relationships with the printed page began to change. Indeed, I have a collection of Macintosh computers (going back nearly 25 years) that have influenced the process and product of my writing the past few decades. As evidenced by Valparaiso Poetry Review or other online publications, as well as this blog and all else available on the Internet, the transition from ink print to screen pixels has dramatically altered our world during the last quarter century.

Later this week, Steve Jobs and Apple appear poised to introduce a new product, a tablet format that might again create great changes in publication and the relationship readers have to the printed or digital word, perhaps the way the iPod and iPhone have had a tremendous impact on aspects of society today, according to an opinion piece, “Apple’s Tablet and the Future of Literature,” in the Los Angeles Times. Certainly, the consequences of the changes we have seen or that may be looming ahead will be much discussed, even heatedly debated, by writers, readers, and publishers. I look forward to the conversation.

1 comment:

hanum said...

really awesome gadget. Great innovation. I like it.