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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, June 14, 2011

Poem of the Week: “Man Dining (The Artist’s Father)” by Maggie Schwed

The VPR Poem of the Week is Maggie Schwed’s “Man Dining (The Artist’s Father),” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Maggie Schwed’s poems have appeared in Western Humanities Review, Witness, Raritan, Nimrod, Commonweal, Pleiades, Barrow Street, and other magazines or anthologies. Her chapbook, Out of Season, was published in 2008 by Finishing Line Press. She lives with her husband in New York City, where she taught high-school English and adult literacy while her children were growing up. For the past four years, she has been learning to farm, and she is a farm assistant in livestock with the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York.

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 revisit it.

1 comment:

Sympathy said...

Nice selection for "Poem of the Week".