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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

Monday, April 4, 2011

Announcement: VALPARAISO POETRY REVIEW Spring/Summer 2011 Issue

I am pleased to announce publication of the Spring/Summer 2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review:


Featured Poet: T. Alan Broughton

Additional Poets: Walter Bargen, Michelle Bitting, Sheila Black, Ronda Broatch, Martha Carlson-Bradley, Jared Carter, Robin Chapman, Susanna Childress, Christina Cook, Barbara Crooker, Susan Elbe, Patricia Fargnoli, Gary Fincke, William Ford, Kate Fox, Alice Friman, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Athena Kildegaard, Norbert Krapf, Wendy Mnookin, Travis Mossotti, Kay Mullen, Paul Nelson, Joey Nicoletti, Jean Nordhaus, John Owen, Thomas Reiter, Laura Sobbott Ross, Diane Seuss, Eleanor Swanson, Tony Trigilio, Laura Lee Washburn, Pui Ying Wong, Jennifer Yaros


An Essay on Ecopoetics by John Linstrom; T. Alan Broughton Reviewed by Edward Byrne; Franz Wright Reviewed by Susanna Childress; Alicia Ostriker and Marilyn Krysl Reviewed by Ingrid Wendt; Susan Rich Reviewed by Rachel Dacus; Joanie Mackowski Reviewed by Ellen Miller-Mack; Cover Art Commentary on Richard Loving by Gregg Hertzlieb; Recently Received and Recommended Books

Again, I am grateful for all the ongoing support Valparaiso Poetry Review has received from contributors and readers during the past dozen years of publication. I invite visitors to examine the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of VPR, and I urge everyone to revisit the numerous entertaining, engaging, and enlightening works published in the previous twenty-three issues of VPR that are available through the archives section of the journal.

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