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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, April 3, 2011

Poetry Reading Today

News Release: To begin celebration of National Poetry Month, Susan Block, Joel Brussell, and Edward Byrne will present their own poetry at the Michigan City Public Library on Sunday, April 3. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. and is titled Voices of the Poets at the Library.

Block is the former Poet-Laureate of La Porte County and her poetry speaks to the human heart. Brussell uses humor to hit home with his satirical poetry. His CD Misspoken Word will be available. Professor Byrne of Valparaiso University is the author of eight collections of poetry. An audio chapbook of his new poetry sequence, Dark Refuge, was recently released.

The Michigan City Public Library is located at 100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN: map and directions. The event will include a panel discussion about the current state of poetry, which will be followed with a reading by each of the poets. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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