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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

Monday, January 18, 2010

SEEDED LIGHT and Other New Poetry Releases

Seven recent releases of poetry books from the catalogs of WordTech imprints—which include Turning Point Books, under which Seeded Light is published—are introduced in the latest entry of publisher Kevin Walzer’s blog, Public Poetry. I am pleased to see my work alongside the fine new volumes accompanying Seeded Light, including books by Rane Arroyo, Julia Wendell, H. Palmer Hall, Berwyn Moore, Melanie Dusseau, and Sheila Black.

“Anniversary Visit” (reproduced below, click image to enlarge) has been chosen as the sample poem from Seeded Light. In addition, I am proud to note that “Ghost Lights,” the sample poem selected from Palmer Hall’s excellent collection of poems, Foreign and Domestic (another volume from Turning Point Books), first appeared in the Spring/Summer 2000 issue of Valparaiso Poetry Review (Volume I, Number 2).

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