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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, November 10, 2010

Join the Conversation: VPR's Social Media Pages

As suggested by Rembrandt’s painting, The Conversation, accompanying this post, a primary purpose of the VPR editor’s blog has been to generate and accommodate conversations about the wonderful writings in Valparaiso Poetry Review, as well as other works of contemporary poetry or poetics and complementary reports concerning related art forms, such as painting or music. Likewise, additional avenues for communication or discussion have been instituted and designed periodically for regularly informing readers of VPR about contents in the journal’s numerous issues or news concerning its many fine authors.

Recently, the number of members listed at the Valparaiso Poetry Review Facebook page surpassed 2,000. Visitors with Facebook accounts are encouraged to join the Valparaiso Poetry Review Facebook group for posts notifying about publication of latest issues and updates on news of interest to VPR’s readership. This is categorized as an open group anyone can join. In addition, everyone may participate with commentary on the Facebook group page’s discussion board about authors and works appearing in all the issues of VPR.

Each member of this group automatically is informed whenever new issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review are released or other information concerning news about VPR occurs. This group page replaced the original and outdated VPR e-mail subscription list initially created for notification upon the release of new issues.

Furthermore, readers are reminded that Valpopoetry is Valparaiso Poetry Review's Twitter list, which currently includes nearly 1,000 followers and regularly informs readers with brief bits of information or news bulletins containing items concerning poetry and poetics. Visitors with Twitter accounts are encouraged to join Valpopoetry for daily updates.

Finally, VPR: Valparaiso Poetry Review, a Facebook fan page, has now been established, which will be available to all readers on the Internet, whether or not they have Facebook accounts. For various other technical reasons, a number of readers have requested this type of format as an option, and the fan page has become a necessary addition. Therefore, visitors are invited to record their enthusiasm for the journal by becoming a fan of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

As always, I appreciate the continuing support for Valparaiso Poetry Review by its readers and contributors, and I hope everyone will recommend the VPR media pages to friends interested in poetry, poetics, or other topics concerning literature and the arts.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Just joined the fan page, too.

Thank you for all the ways you make VPR contents available.