Poet Edward Byrne became the first entrant to have multiple finalist selections in a single year. —Drew Griffis, Director, Indiana Center for the Book
Poetry from Paradise Valley, edited by Edward Byrne
"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."
Seeded Light, poems by Edward Byrne
"As the title implies, [Seeded Light] includes many poems where nature plays an important part. An emphasis on human relationships intertwines with natural description to give these poems philosophical and emotional depths. Byrne brings to life an old family farm gone fallow, a visit to an inn where the speaker spent his honeymoon, and Lester Young playing tenor sax."
—Indiana Center for the Book, Indiana State Library