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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, April 12, 2010

Best of the Web 2010

In February I reported that “Ground Truth,” a poem by Claudia Emerson that appeared in the Fall/Winter 2009-2010 issue (Volume XI, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review had been selected for inclusion in Best of the Web 2010, the latest anthology in an annual series published by Dzanc Books. Matt Bell is the series editor, and the new edition is guest-edited by Kathy Fish. Emerson’s poem was chosen from among hundreds of nominated literary works across the entire spectrum of online magazines eligible for consideration.

This past week, Dzanc Books has formally announced the entire list of contents for Best of the Web 2010, scheduled for publication in June, and I encourage readers to visit their web page to view the roster of writers included, as well as for further information about the anthology series. Once again, I congratulate Claudia Emerson on the selection of her terrific poem for this distinction, and I thank Claudia for her contributions to Valparaiso Poetry Review.


Maureen said...

Congratulations. Emerson is a wonderful poet. I did a post on her as part of my "Monday Muse" series on Poets Laureate.

gih said...

Indeed a good poet he is. So what's the link?