POETRY FROM PARADISE VALLEY

POETRY FROM PARADISE VALLEY
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POETRY FROM PARADISE VALLEY web page

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, March 27, 2011

The Big Poetry Book Giveaway: 2011



As we approach the beginning of April, designated as National Poetry Month, fellow blogger Kelli Russell Agodon has once again initiated a “poetry book giveaway” on the web and invited those of us who blog about poetry to participate. Kelli explains that, as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month, bloggers are urged to offer two books to be given away to visitors. One book can be one’s own and the other ought to be authored by a favorite poet. I believe this is an excellent idea, and I have decided to join in the activity. However, as a bonus, I have decided to offer a third collection of poetry.

Consequently, I vow to give the following three books, one each to be mailed free of charge to the winning readers: a hardcover copy of Adrienne Rich’s new collection, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010; my own book of poems, Seeded Light; and Poetry from Paradise Valley, the anthology of poetry from the first decade of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Information about Seeded Light and Poetry from Paradise Valley can be found above or in the sidebar on this blog page. Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010, published by W.W. Norton in January, is the latest of more than thirty collections of poetry by Adrienne Rich since her first book was awarded the Yale Series Younger Poets Prize in 1951. Rich comments on the book flap: “I believe almost everything I know, have come to understand, is somewhere in this book.”






As Agodon suggests, everyone who posts a comment below in response to this post between now and midnight of April 30, 2011 will be eligible for the free books, and I will use a random number generator to decide the winners. You only need to include your name and an e-mail address in your comment as a way to contact you. Readers are also urged to visit Kelli’s site to learn about other bloggers participating in the poetry book giveaway. Good luck!

61 comments:

bablinn said...

I so love Adrienne Rich! Would love to have all three of these. :)

Maureen said...

Wonderful give-aways. I have copies of two of the books so it would be my delight to win Richs collection, which I put on my wish list.

Renee said...

great books, i would love to win any of these~! please count me in!

emerson0811 at gmail dot com

Flash Paper Poetry said...

Throw my name in- oh, please!!

Kathleen said...

Lovely. Please throw me in the random generator!

Karen J. Weyant said...

Great! Please throw my name in...

My email is KJWeyant@gmail.com

Lois Roma-Deeley said...

Terrific! (and I love your blog...so thanks for all!)

Jo said...

Ooh, enter me please!! : )

jo.tee35ATgmailDOTcom

Benjamin Vogt said...

I'll roll the dice.

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Would love to be entered.

Jessica
www.jessicagoodfellow.com

Bethany said...

I want in! I'd love to own these! bkostenATgmailDOTcom

utopianfragments said...

I think each of them will make me happy.
Please have me in your list.

renkath said...

Please put me on your list, too!

Susan Elbe said...

I'd like to jump in on this one, Ed.

Thanks!

margoroby said...

You had me at Adrienne Rich. I used to teach my students her poetry. Please add me to the group. My email is: margoroby@gmail.com

Chef E said...

I would love to be part of your giveaway. I had read over at Jessie Carty about Kelli's post, am so excited and looking forward to this!

elizabeth@cookappeal.com

Thanks!

Chef E

Susan Rich said...

Thanks so much - I'd love to be one of your winners!

yskamp said...

me too me too!!!


amanda-yskamp@att.net

amanda yskamp

Desiree said...

I would like to win a book!

Gale said...

I would love to win any of these. Been too long since I read a good book of poetry!

ecarian at yahoo dot com

April Burbank said...

I'd love to win!

LL said...

Please concider me entered, I would love to be in with a chance to win great books.

Lisa
elenor1712@yahoo.co.uk

Danica said...

Please enter me into the draw.
Thanks!
danicagrunert AT yahoo DOT ca

Trulyana said...

I would be more than happy with either books. They sound lovely. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win them, and happy poetry month. Have just got back into it again just last day of March. Happy Spring x

Laura E. Davis said...

Count me in. I'm giving away books too over at: http://dearouterspace.blogspot.com/

yay poetry!

Athena said...

I'd love to win!
Thanks for sharing the good words.
the_ahsAThometownsolutions.net

Evelyn said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!
evfhanna at gmail

Sandy Longhorn said...

Wonderful. Please count me in!

opwfredericks said...

Please add me to your contest. You can contact me by posting on or entering my contest on my blog:
http://www.opwfredericks.com/archives/172
-or-
You can contact me on Facebook: Opw Fredericks

pat said...

Please include me in the giveaway, and thank you for this generous act of April!

pat.osborne.5875@gmail.com

Andrew said...

Thanks for doing this. Please count me in! (eldritch1313 at yahoo dot com)

Tawnysha Greene said...

Would love to be a part of this drawing! I've got a giveaway going at my blog, too!

http://tawnyshagreene.blogspot.com/2011/04/big-poetry-giveaway.html

Anonymous said...

Please count me in and feel welcome to enter my giveaway:
http://www.32poems.com/blog/2267/free-poetry-books-2011-the-big-poetry-giveaway

deborah at 32 poems dot com

Nandini said...

Please count me in! Thanks!

Jeanne said...

What a good idea!
jeanne(dot)griggs(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Virginia Cooley said...

I'd love to get in on the giveaway - my name is Mary Virginia Cooley and my email address is mcooley(at)gustavus.edu! Happy National Poetry Month!

newzoopoet said...

Delightful choices all!

L.D. said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these books. I've visited your blog quite a few times after following the link from VPR, but this giveaway really is driving me to some great writers' blogs. I hope my favorites bar doesn't have a limit.

Leslie
moonbabylove (at) gmail (dot) com

catiporter.com said...

Count me in as well! Thanks much.

CERT said...

So many poets, so much expression. Forms, free. Words and more words. Wonderful!!

threecreditsatatime said...

Many thanks for offering these books. Please enter me:
colleen DOT o DOT conlan AT gmail DOT com

Nicole said...

I would love to be included in the drawing! My email is nicole.maple@valpo.edu!

Maureen D said...

Oh, oh, oh!! I would love to be entered, thank you!

coolmoed(at)shaw(dot)ca

Barry Napier said...

Please enter me to win. And feel free to swing by my blog to enter my contest as well! Thanks!

tess duncan said...

Great site! Thanks for participating in contest.

I have a 365 poetry project in progress, just reached the halfway mark at http://onehundredforks.blogspot.com/

Nice book selections too!

theresaduncan101atgmaildotcom

Valerie said...

Any of these would be wonderful additions to my poetry library. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

valphia at aol dot com

Mab Jones said...

Hello! A book would indeed be wonderful... All three of these sound rich and delicious. Please consider this poor, hungry poet in Wales, UK, and send by private jet asap!! ;D xx

gb said...

yes, please, a book!

galenlbeebe@gmail.com

parrish lantern said...

A fascinating idea to promote poetry &
one I endorse whole heartedly,

AdrienneA said...

I would love to add to my poetry collection!
qtahr7@yahoo.com

Natalie Raymond said...

Fabulous!

Add me to the list!

N

nataliemraymond@gmail.com

KAC said...

I am not blogging about poetry (yet) but am trying to write a poetry course for the school where I teach to be taught this fall. I feel like I won the lottery, just finding your blog.

Thank you for your work! Kathryn

CY said...

hi, please put my name in too. my email: csyanosis@gmail.com.

-Chris

Big Nine 7 said...

http://russellevatt.blogspot.com/ is my poetry and performance blog.

I want to be a winner!

russell.evatt (at) gmail (dot) com

Sherry said...

Please include me.

And I invite everyone to come on over to my blog (baby?) and sign up for my giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these books - wonderful!

Alan

luckywow1@yahoo.com

Jim W said...

Woohoo giveaway!

Thanks. :-)

Michael said...

Please add me to the drawing! Thanks!

Michael Wells

John said...

John Findura
crazypomes(at)yahoo(dot)com

Samuel Sargent said...

Well, yes, this is the last possible day to sign up for the Big Poetry Giveaway contests but I haven't been procrastinating. I've simply been savoring the anticipation as much as possible before finally throwing my name into each hat! Please include me in your drawing.

gaardyn@gmail.com

dublinsteve said...

Please add me. Thanks