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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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Library of America Initiates a Blog

The Library of America has just initiated its own official blog, Reader’s Almanac. Among the first offering of posts are articles concerning Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, Wiliam Faulkner, Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, and Mark Twain, as well as others.

The Library of America was instituted in 1979 with the aim of preserving classic works of the nation’s literary heritage in “durable and authoritative editions.” Founded with funds from grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation, The Library of America has continued as a nonprofit organization throughout the past three decades.

In 2003, The Library of America expanded its catalog by adding a special series of publications focused on American poetry, the American Poets Project. Readers and critics have admired the quality of the volumes produced by The Library of America. In fact, the publisher has been recognized by the National Book Critics Circle with an award for its “distinguished contributions to the enhancement of American literary and critical standards.”

1 comment:

LaVone said...

Wow, that is pretty awesome. Hopefully one day I will be able to have a work or two published in one of their volumes. Speaking of which, since you have a rather profound (at least compared to myself anyway) knowledge of various poetry styles, I would very much appreciate it if you could swing by my blog and critque some of my work ( http://lavonelyrics.blogspot.com ). Hope to hear from you soon!