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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, December 22, 2010

SEEDED LIGHT on "Favorite Books of the Year" list

I was pleased to unwrap an early Christmas present Wednesday morning, as I received word that my recent collection of poems, Seeded Light, was included among the “favorite books of the year” identified by a panel of reviewers for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Indeed, I am delighted by the distinguished company in which I find my work, including a number of books that were favorites of mine during the past year. I am also honored that Seeded Light is the only volume of poetry mentioned.

As Bob Hoover, the newspaper’s book editor, explains:

The “best books of the year” lists were getting too predictable this year—all “Freedom,” all the time—so I’m trying something different to sum up 2010 in books.

I’ve polled a cross section of the reading public, a selection of Post-Gazette book reviewers as well as dedicated readers, seeking their favorite books of the year.

Of course, "Freedom" was on several lists, but that's understandable. It's on mine as well.

The question was simple: What did you enjoy reading this year?


Maureen said...

Congratulations. Your collection deserves to be on the list. I have enjoyed it so much.

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Hamsun's Hunger.