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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

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Best Poetry Blogs

Accredited Online Colleges has issued its 2010 list of the 100 Best Poetry Blogs, which it describes as including sites where readers will “find a range of poetry related help, information and inspiration,” and I am pleased to observe that “One Poet’s Notes” can be found once again among those blogs included. As I mentioned last year when noting the presence of “One Poet’s Notes” on a similar list, I realize such rankings can be subjective or incomplete, and there are many deserving poetry sites online. Nevertheless, I am pleased anytime “One Poet’s Notes,” the Valparaiso Poetry Review editor’s blog, is selected for such an honor.

The 100 blogs are locations cited by Accredited Online Colleges as fresh sources for information about poetry and poetics. I was again impressed this year by the fine company on the list, which includes many blogs I regularly enjoy visiting for entertainment and enlightenment about poetry or other topics concerning writing and the arts, from well-known and well-funded sites—like the blogs of the Poetry Foundation, the New York Times, or Writer’s Digest—to the personal blogs of various poets, such as Sandra Beasley, Alfred Corn, Lori Desrosiers, Paul Lisicky, Diane Lockward, Ron Silliman, Allen Taylor, and a number of others.

I also look forward to exploring some of the sites about which I had not yet been aware, and I invite readers to browse through the list to discover new voices and additional locations for information about poetry, poetics, creative writing, literature, or the relationship between poetry and other arts—such as painting, photography, and music.


H. Palmer Hall said...

This is richly deserved. I frequently recommend "One Poet's Notes" to my poet friends and students. It's nice to see the blog get some of the recognition it deserves.--Palmer

Thomas L. Vaultonburg said...

Zombie Logic is a top five blog by traffic. Nice list. http://www.zombielogicblog.blogspot.com/