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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, December 19, 2010

Most Popular Posts of 2010

Following an annual tradition at the end of the year, I offer a look back at issues, literary topics, news articles, poets, poems, and commentary included during 2010 among the posts at One Poet’s Notes that proved most popular with readers. Once more, I have been pleased to notice readers’ interest in a wide array of entries, measured by the site meter statistics of viewers’ entry pages and frequently visited items, as well as the most popular subjects sought by those entering the blog through web search engines.

Amazingly, statistics indicate that during the last twelve months there have been about 150,000 visits to the posts at
One Poet’s Notes, while there were approximately another 150,000 visits to the various pages in the twenty-three issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Therefore, as a re-introduction and an invitation to new readers who would like to browse through those most visited pages of the past year at
One Poet’s Notes, I submit the following “top ten list” of titles viewed (determined solely according to frequency figures) by users of One Poet’s Notes beyond the usual entry points of the blog’s main page or the most recently posted item.

1. Literary Journals from Print to Online: An Update
2. Bob Dylan on Poets and Poets on Bob Dylan
Brian Turner Interview and a Review of Phantom Noise
4. William Stafford Video: "Every War Has Two Losers"
5. A.E. Stallings: Interview, Poems, and an Essay
6. Charles Burchfield's Luminous Tree: Cover Art for Seeded Light
7. Macintosh, Apple's Tablet, and Transitions in Reading or Writing
8. Poet of the Year: Rae Armantrout
9. Online Literary Journals: A Status Report
10. "Wake": Poetic Response to the Gulf Oil Spill

I am pleased to report that posts announcing the publication of
Valparaiso Poetry Review’s two new issues in 2010 (Spring/Summer 2010 issue: Volume XI, Number 2 and Fall/Winter 2010-2011: Volume XII, Number 1) also received enough visits to qualify among the top ten, as did the post announcing publication of Poetry from Paradise Valley, an anthology of poems from the first decade of VPR.

Readers are invited to return to the lists of most popular posts for 2007, most popular posts for 2008, and most popular posts for 2009. In addition to visiting these popular pages, I urge all to browse through the archives of One Poet’s Notes and Valparaiso Poetry Review to discover other items or creative works they might find interesting and deserving of renewed attention. Once again, I thank readers of
Valparaiso Poetry Review and One Poet’s Notes for their continuing support and encouragement.


Maureen said...

Thank you for continuing to make available so much wonderful poetry. I've become acquainted with poets with whom I was unfamiliar, purchased poetry books as a result of a number of your posts, and thoroughly enjoyed my time out to read the interviews and other selections you've offered. Bravo!

briefs said...

Thanks for your diligent work, as a reader I'm learning and growing an appreciation especially for local NW Indiana poetry that you've written or showcased.