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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, May 19, 2010

List of Locations for Literary Criticism Online

I was pleased to learn, through an e-mail I recently received, about an interesting article that had escaped my attention up until now: the editors at the Online University website name “One Poet’s Notes” among their list of “50 Places to Find Literary Criticism Online.” Indeed, it is an honor to be included alongside many blogs or web pages that I admire, such as Publisher’s Weekly, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times blog: “Paper Cuts,” The New Republic’s “The Book,” Powells Books blog, Maud Newton, as well as a number of other online locations regularly reporting about writers and reviewing works of literature.

I appreciate the range of subjects and array of viewpoints represented in the sources on the list. As the article explains: “Without exposure to the myriad philosophies associated with the multifaceted field of literary criticism—which includes, but is not limited to, politics, art, culture, psychology, history, sociology, economics, and many other topics—an English student or bibliophile will never fully understand a work of literature.” I recommend readers visit the Online University site to browse through the book reviews, literary criticism, biographical information about authors, and entertaining or educational essays available at the various links displayed there.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Your inclusion is well-deserved.

I've found a lot of very good resources through Online University.