POETRY FROM PARADISE VALLEY

POETRY FROM PARADISE VALLEY
Click Image to Visit the Pecan Grove Press Web Page for Poetry from Paradise Valley

POETRY FROM PARADISE VALLEY web page

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, March 18, 2010

National Poetry Month Free Book Giveaway


As we approach the beginning of April, designated as National Poetry Month, fellow blogger Kelli Russell Agodon has initiated a “poetry book giveaway” on the web and invited those of us who blog about poetry to participate. Kelli explains that, as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month, bloggers are urged to offer two books to be given away to visitors. One book can be one’s own and the other ought to be authored by a favorite poet. I believe this is an excellent idea, and I have decided to join in the activity.

Therefore, I vow to give the following two books, one each to be mailed free of charge to a pair of readers: Seeded Light by Edward Byrne and Time to Mow by Maxine Kumin. Information about my book, Seeded Light, can be found above and in the sidebar on this blog page. Still to Mow, the sixteenth collection by Pulitzer Prize-winner Maxine Kumin, was released by W.W. Norton in 2007. This volume is described by the publisher as “the powerful work of one of our greatest poets, a master of line and sound.”





As Agodon suggests, everyone who posts a comment below in response to this post between now and midnight of April 30, 2010 will be eligible for the free books, and I will use a random number generator to decide the winners. If you do not have a blog, you will need to include an e-mail address in your comment as a way to contact you. Readers are also urged to visit Kelli’s site to learn about other bloggers participating in the poetry book giveaway. Good luck!

83 comments:

Natalie said...

I think Kelli Russell Agodon has the right idea- what better way to celebrate National Poetry Month than to share it!

nataliemariebeck@gmail.com

John said...

Nice thought, and two books I'd like to read.

linstrom.no.d@gmail.com

Glynn said...

It's a great idea, and I plan to do the same at mine (not published but love poetry). gyoung9751@aol.com

gracey said...

What a wonderful idea! Would love to win these two books. Thank you.

Charles Fishman said...

I entirely support this idea & plan to give away some of my own poetry books.

Surazeus Astarius said...

I open hands of steel
to scatter seeds of light
that sparks flaming dream
and paves invisible road
but my wings of desire
droop in television rain.

sitara said...

Bed of thoughts she loses time to.
Of mountains hemmed in wild sorrel.

sitara.perez@gmail.com

thank you!

Kate said...

What a grand idea! Thanks for doing this.

claudiastanek said...

Great idea. I'd be happy to have either book. Winning both would be as good as winning the lottery (well, almost).

Julie L. Moore said...

It is a wonderful idea--I read about this earlier this week on Susan Rich's blog. I'd love to read your book, and I've always loved reading any poetry by Kumin I can get my hands on. Wonderful second choice. (My email address can be located on the "Contact" page of my website.)

Echolocator said...

Terrific idea. joelwool@gmail.com.

Angela said...

"Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry." M.Strand

I look forward to having something new to chew on!

ataraski@valpo.edu

Gary Baldridge said...

This is poetry that makes me sing! garybaldridge@hotmail.com

Colin Morton said...

Poetry is a gift, Ed. I had already decided to give away books, myself, for poetry month. Let us exchange libraries.

Susan Rich said...

So glad you're joining the gang. I hope you come by http://thealchemistskitchen.blogspot.com and take a look at what's on offer. All best, S

Kathy said...

I already have your wonderful book, but feel free to send another copy....or Maxine's :D

walker468@comcast.net

Mary Sayler said...

I would enjoy reading both books but would love to review Seeded Light.

Sherry said...

Excellent and generous idea. Thanks to you and Kelli Russell Agodon.

Maureen said...

Such a wonderful idea!

I will participate, too, at Writing Without Paper.

Gwyn said...

What a lovely idea, and great way to introduce people to the press as well!

gwyn.mcvay at gmail.com

Marie said...

How wonderful that you're participating as well! Please, count me in, and feel free to visit
A View from the Potholes
to enter my giveaway. Happy Poetry Month!

Madame Rubies said...

Awesome!

Carol said...

Great idea!
Got to love free books!
Carol
BergCaro@gmail.com

Allen Taylor said...

Excellent idea. Both of these books will be worth the read.

Rae Spencer said...

Wonderful idea!

raesweb@me.com

Christina said...

O free books,
what's not to love?
Await in my nooks
and fit like a glove.

-Christina

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Peter said...

cool ideas you got here. Do you also offer lessons for beginner poets? Apart from mercedes grill business, i wanna have poetry club

Stephanie Goehring said...

I'm in!

Also, for anyone reading this, I'm giving away two books as well, so please stop by my blog to check out the titles and enter if you're interested. Happy (almost) April!

Nikki Thornton said...

Liked your post. Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
:-)
Nikki

13greenducks said...

What a great idea. I love poetry.
13greenducks [at] gmail [dot] com

Marianna said...

Thank you for the chance!
mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

Kristin said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

Eldritch00 said...

Great idea! (Advanced) Happy NaPoWriMo!

Diane Lockward said...

me too!

Sandy Longhorn said...

Yes, count me in, too.

For my giveaway, go to:
http://sandylonghorn.blogspot.com/2010/03/napomo-book-giveaway-yall-come.html

Chloe said...

me too, please!

chloeAmartinez@gmail.com

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

Please add me to your list of poetry mendicants. Thank you so much for doing this.

Caroline M Davies said...

I'd love to read both books and I've joined in on my blog.

jublke said...

Wonderful! Please enter me in your giveaway. It's so inspiring to see so many folks fired up about poetry. You can enter my giveaway, too, at Stars in my Sugar Bowl.

Suzanne said...

Me too!

Heather Y said...

Thank you for hosting a great giveaway! I'm pleased to see a giveaway for a book of poems! :)

Thanks!

heather y
click4cash4me(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

As a young child I was enthralled at how words sounded and could be made so lyrical in the ways they were strung together...my love continues to this day!

As we celebrate National Poetry Month throughout April, my heartfelt gratitude goes out to all who share their love for language and weave their thoughts for others to enjoy.

Anonymous said...

This is a great way to celebrate poetry!
Ev
evfhanna[at]yahoo[dot]com

Miss Potential said...

Brilliant idea!

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

Moriah said...
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Benita said...

Thanks so very much, and Happy National Poetry Month. I'd love to read these.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Moriah said...

please count me in for you giveaway!

moriahaskenaizer@yahoo.com

Benjamin Vogt said...

Here's my comment so I'm in, thanks Ed.

Valerie said...

Thanks for being a participant in this give away! I hope I win.

By the way, thanks for featuring the subject of autism recently.

joannejohns said...

Fingers crossed, good luck everyone!

newzoopoet said...

Please do count me in! Thx!
Angela
newzoopoet@aol.com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

It's a terrific way to celebrate poetry month! Please do consider me:
theresamacnaughton@gmail.com
Sincerely, Theresa

32poems.com said...

Thank you for this giveaway. I would love one of the books.

My email:

Deborah -at- 32poems -dot- com.

For all, I am giving away books on my blog as well:
http://blog.32poems.com

jama said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks for doing this :).

Shona Cole said...

please enter me, I would love to add either to my poetry book collection!

Shona

Totalfeckineejit said...

Poetry deserves beauty and these covers are wonderful.Hope I win!

Chad said...

count me in...

Anny Ballardini said...

but how many many people! Me, too!
Anny

Carl Palmer said...

Please let me win

Molly said...

Please count me in - thanks

Anonymous said...

Dear Random Number Generator, Please pick me. Thanks, Kelley kjhbunny@yahoo.com

Jé Maverick said...

I'm grateful for the opportunity. Please consider me, and thank you for your generosity. Cheers. :)

jemaverick [at] gmail [dot] com
http://www.jemaverick.com/

Tad Richards said...

Enter me in your giveaway, and I'll do the same thing on my blog.

Ami Mattison said...

What a great idea! I'm going to consider doing this on my own blog. Thanks for your generosity!

amimattison[at]gmail[dot]com.

s e o h y u n g said...

what a great idea. cheers.

MEHope said...

Poetry is always an inspiration!
Thanks,
MEHope
fish_trappe AT yahoo.com

Remy said...

Yeehaw, this is for the win.

Lindsay said...

Fingers crossed!
Awesome summer reading :)
You can contact me (hopefully if I win!)
at,

lindsay.veenstra(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Please count me in! Thanks.
Nandini
(nandinikolkata@gmail.com)

catiporter said...

Please drop my name into the hat too!
Cati_Porter(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ronald said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity - such a great idea! I produce the Vermont Poetry Newsletter & Poetry Event Calendar, so am looking forward to promoting your book, if I'm lucky enough to be a winner! Ron Lewis

Tara Mae said...

me me!

Todd Pierce said...

I, too, am in.

dallabird (and then that pesky little AT symbol) aol.com

Sam said...

thank you for your generosity!

boydst@plu.edu

Maya said...

I've set up a group poetry blob (writing from Israel) and our first post will be Monday. Till then,
mmsulak@hotmail.com

Eric Pseja said...

Cool! I studied with Professor Byrne in the early 1990s. His name still brings back fond memories of the only evening class I ever looked forward to attending. It's a wonderful idea giving away books for Poetry Month, and it would be a pleasure to be able to read some of Professor Byrne's published works!

Eric Pseja said...

Whoops! Forgot this...
eric AT pseja.com

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

those books sound lovely!

please add me!

stacylynnmar@yahoo.com

Con said...

Great to see another person participating in this generous giveaway!

cj.anythingeverythingnothing@gmail.com

Hope I'm not too late!

Ron said...

::skipping into the elevator as the doors close::

And I'm giving away a pile of books & chapbooks over at Supple Amounts--please join the list!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

both books look great! thanks!