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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, March 6, 2011

Spring Break Book Suggestions

Periodically, I like to remind readers that Valparaiso Poetry Review includes a list of “Recently Received and Recommended Books” in each of its issues. Information on the page is intended to suggest current volumes of poetry or poetics that might otherwise be overlooked. Since a number of visitors to this blog are students or faculty at universities, who might be seeking new material to read during spring break, I offer the list as it stands in the current issue of VPR:

Ai: No Surrender, W.W. Norton
Alter, Robert (Tr.): The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, W.W. Norton
Azzouni, Jody: Hereafter Landscapes, Poet’s Press
Bakaitis, Vyt: Deliberate Proof, Lunar Chandelier
Baker, Devreaux: Red Willow People, Wild Ocean Press
Balbo, Ned: The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems, Story Line Press
Barresi, Dorothy: American Fanatics, University of Pittsburgh Press
Basalyga, Annette: Lifer, Music of Note
Bateman, Claire: Coronology, Etruscan Press
Behrendt, Lynn: Petals, Emblems, Lunar Chandelier
Bradley, John: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Brown, Lily: Rust or Go Missing, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Byrne, Edward (Ed.): Poetry from Paradise Valley, Pecan Grove Press
Cassian, Nina: Continuum, W.W. Norton
Cherry, Kelly: The Retreats of Thought, Louisiana State University Press
Daniels, Jim: Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry, Carnegie Mellon Univerity Press
Delanty, Greg and Michael Motto (Eds.): The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation, W.W. Norton
DeNiord, Chard: The Double Truth, University of Pittsburgh Press
Deulen, Danielle Cadena: Lovely Asunder, University of Arkansas Press
Doallas, Maureen E.: Neruda's Memoir, T.S. Poetry Press
Dunham, Rebecca: The Flight Cage, Tupelo Press
Dunn, Stephen: What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009, W.W. Norton
Ekiss, Keith: Pima Road Notebook, New Issues Press
Elliot, Joe: Homework, Lunar Chandelier
Fenton, Elyse: Clamor, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Fitzgerald, Mark: By Way of Dust and Rain, Cinammon Press
Flynn, Rachel Contreni: Tongue, Red Hen Press
Frey, Emily Kendal: The Grief Performance, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Friedman, Jeff: Working in Flour, Carnegie Mellon University Press
Friedrich, Paul: A Goldfinch Instant, Virtual Artists Collective
Gay, Ross: Bringing the Shovel Down, University of Pittsburgh Press
Gibson, Stephen: Paradise, University of Arkansas Press
Glazer, Michelle: On Tact, & the Made Up World, University of Iowa Press
Goldberg, Beckian Fritz: Reliquary Fever: New and Selected Poems, New Issues Press
Goodrich, Charles: Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden, Silverfish Review Press
Gorrick, Anne: I-Formation (Book 1), Shearsman Books
Greene, Elizabeth: Moving, Inanna Publications
Hanson, Julie: Unbeknownst, University of Iowa Press
Herrle, David: Abyssinia, Jill Rush, Time Being Books
Hodgen, John: Heaven & Earth Holding Company, University of Pittsburgh Press
Jackson, Major: Holding Company, W.W. Norton
Kameen, Paul: Re-Reading Poets: The Life of the Author, University of Pittsburgh Press
Kaufman, Debra: The Next Moment, Jacar Press
Keane, Erin: Death-Defying Acts, WordFarm
Kelleher, Rose: Bundle o’ Tinder, Waywiser Press
Kinsella, John: Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography: Three New Works, W.W. Norton
Kistulentz, Steve: The Luckless Age, Red Hen Press
Klatt, L.S.: Cloud of Ink, University of Iowa Press
Laird, Nick: On Purpose, W.W. Norton
Laux, Dorianne: The Book of Men, W.W. Norton
Lewis, Lisa: Vivisect, New Issues Press
Lipszye, Carol: Singing Me Home, Inanna Publications
Lockward, Diane: Temptation by Water, Wind Publications
Longenbach, James: The Iron Key, W.W. Norton
Lynch, Thomas: Walking Papers, W.W. Norton
Malech, Dora: Say So, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Malone, Eileen: I Should Have Given Them Water, Ragged Sky Press
Marbrook, Djelloul: Brushstrokes and Glances, Deerbrook Editions
Mathews, Harry: The New Tourism, Sand Paper Press
McCrae, Shane: Mule, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
McCullough, Laura: Panic, Alice James Books
McCullough, Laura: Speech Acts, Black Lawrence Press
McKenzie, Carter: Out of Refusal, Airlie Press
Ostriker, Alicia Suskin: The Book of Seventy, University of Pittsburgh Press
Pastan, Linda: Traveling Light, W.W. Norton
Paul, Bradley: The Animals All Are Gathering, University of Pittsburgh Press
Phillips, Louis: R.I.P.: A Poetic Sequence, Livingston Press
Pietrzykowski, Marc: Following Ghosts Upriver, Main Street Rag Publishing Company
Pratt, Charles W.: From the Box Marked Some Are Missing: New and Selected Poems, Hobblebush Books
Pursley, John: If You Have Ghosts, Zone 3 Press
Rich, Adrienne: Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010, W.W. Norton
Rimbaud, Arthur[John Ashbery (Tr.)]: Illuminations, W.W. Norton
Rogers, Bobby C.: Paper Anniversary, University of Pittsburgh Press
Rozewicz, Tadeusz [Joanna Trzeciak (Tr.)]: Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Rozewicz, W.W. Norton
Sakellariou, Becky D.: Earth Listening, Hobblebush Books
Savich, Zach: The Firestorm, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Schmidt, Elizabeth Hun (Ed.): The Poets Laureate Anthology, W.W. Norton
Seuss, Diane: Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, University of Massachusetts Press
Sheeler, Jackie: Earthquake Came to Harlem, NYQ Books
Shepherd, Reginald: Red Clay Weather, University of Pittsburgh Press
Stern, Gerald: Early Collected Poems 1965-1992, W.W. Norton
Stock, Norman: Pickled Dreams Naked, NYQ Books
Sullivan, Anita: Garden of Beasts, Airlie Press
Thomas, Larry D.: A Murder of Crows, Virtual Artists Collective
Tobin, Daniel: Belated Heavens, Four Way Books
Volgelsang, Arthur: Expedition: New & Selected Poems, Ashland Poetry Press
Wheeler, Lesley: Heterotopia, Barrow Street Press
Wohlfeld, Valerie: Woman with Wing Removed, Truman State University Press
Wojahn, David: World Tree, University of Pittsburgh Press
Wong, Pui Ying: Yellow Plum Season, NYQ Books
Wood, Susan: The Book of Ten, University of Pittsburgh Press
Zimmer, Paul: The Importance of Being Zimmer, Settlement House

Authors and Publishers are encouraged to send review copies of new poetry collections or volumes on poetics to the address below:

Valparaiso Poetry Review
Edward Byrne, Editor
Department of English
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN 46383

1 comment:

Chris Banks said...

Much appreciated Edward. I just ordered the Early Collected poems of Gerald Stern and Reginald Shepard's Red Clay Weather. I expect there will be other titles from this list too I will ordering in the coming weeks.