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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, July 26, 2011

Poem of the Week: “Beachwalkers” by Kathryn Stripling Byer

The VPR Poem of the Week is Kathryn Stripling Byer’s “Beachwalkers,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue (Volume XI, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Kathryn Stripling Byer has published five books of poetry, including Wildwood Flower (LSU Press, 1992), the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets, Catching Light (LSU Press, 2001), and Coming to Rest (LSU Press, 2006). She is the 2007 recipient of the Hanes Award in Poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals. In 2010, she completed her term as Poet Laureate of North Carolina.

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.


Lenasledgeblog.com said...

Thank you for spotlighting Ms. Byer. I am such a lover of poetry. Thanks for sharing.

downtown artists said...

Coming to Rest is my favourite book of hers, it's deep and quiet.