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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, October 13, 2010

VALPARAISO POETRY REVIEW: Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Issue

I am pleased to announce publication of the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review, which includes A.E. Stallings as the featured poet. Readers will find a trio of new poems, titled “Three Poems to Psyche,” by A.E. Stallings, an interview with the poet, and an extended essay on Stallings’ poetry by Angela Taraskiewicz.

In addition to Stallings, 38 other poets are represented in the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 issue of VPR. The issue also includes reviews of recent books by Barbara Crooker, Marilyn Hacker, and H. Palmer Hall. Gregg Hertzlieb contributes commentary on the cover artwork by Sadao Watanabe.


Volume XII, Number 1
Fall/Winter 2010-2011


Featured Poet: A.E. Stallings

Additional Poets: Grace Bauer, J.P. Dancing Bear, David Bond, Julie Bruck, Philip Dacey, Michael Dobberstein, Lynn Domina, David Graham, Carrie Green, H. Palmer Hall, Tom C. Hunley, Greg Keeler, Russ Kesler, Michael Lavers, Margaret Mackinon, Diane K. Martin, Sjohnna McCray, Bob McNamara, Judith Montgomery, Travis Mossotti, Kay Mullen, Alison Pelegrin, Roger Pfingston, Kathleen Rooney, John Ruff, Lex Runciman, Ralph Salisbury, Nicholas Samaras, Terry Savoie, Maggie Schwed, Peter Serchuk, Carrie Shipers, Floyd Skloot, Joannie Stangeland, Larry D. Thomas, Lee Upton, Pam Ushuk, Sarah Wetzel

Interview: A.E. Stallings interviewed by Edward Byrne

Essay : Angela Taraskiewicz on A.E. Stallings

Reviews: Barbara Crooker reviewed by Janet McCann; Marilyn Hacker reviewed by Zara Raab; H. Palmer Hall reviewed by Jeffrey Alfier;

Cover Art Commentary; Gregg Hertzlieb on Satao Watanabe

Recently Received and Recommended Books

Readers will discover that this issue introduces a new look and altered format from previous volumes of VPR. Valparaiso Poetry Review has been published with a uniform appearance since its premiere issue in October of 1999. However, the program used for constructing the journal’s pages has become outdated. Indeed, some software employed was discontinued five years ago.

In addition, this semester Valparaiso University initiated a new look across all pages in its web presence. Therefore, this seemed like the opportune moment to update and renovate Valparaiso Poetry Review in a manner consistent with the rest of Valparaiso University’s web pages. I encourage readers to take time and become acquainted with the new appearance of VPR, which presents a streamlined arrangement with more compressed format and easier navigation between pages.

I continue to be grateful for all the ongoing support Valparaiso Poetry Review has received from contributors and readers. I invite visitors to examine the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 issue of VPR, and I urge everyone to revisit the numerous entertaining, engaging, and enlightening works published in the previous twenty-two issues of VPR that continue to be available through the archives sections of the journal.

—Edward Byrne, Editor

1 comment:

Maureen said...

I appreciate the online "renovation". Very clean, intuitive, lovely presentation.