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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

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Poem of the Week: “The Price You Pay, My Beautiful Wife” by Bernardine Evaristo

The VPR Poem of the Week is Bernardine Evaristo’s “The Price You Pay, My Beautiful Wife,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2003 issue (Volume IV, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review. This poem is an excerpt from The Emperor’s Babe, a novella in verse. It also has been published in Poetry from Paradise Valley, an anthology of poems from the first decade of VPR, recently released by Pecan Grove Press.

Bernardine Evaristo is the author of a poetry collection, The Island of Abraham, two novels in verse, Lara and The Emperor’s Babe, a novel and a novella. Lara won the EMMA Award for Best Novel, and The Emperor’s Babe received a Writers’ Award. Evaristo’s writings have been widely published in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers. In addition, she has written for theater and radio. She has been the Poetry Society’s Poet-in-Residence at the Museum of London, as well as a Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia and at Barnard College. Her various honors include being elected a fellow to both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts.

Tuesday of each week One Poet’s Notes highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review, except when other posts with news or updates preempt the usual appearance of this item, with the recommendation that readers visit it.

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