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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, September 6, 2011

Poem of the Week: “‘The Morning America Changed’” by Stanley Plumly

The VPR Poem of the Week is Stanley Plumly’s “‘The Morning America Changed,’” which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2002-2003 issue (Volume IV, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review. “‘The Morning America Changed,’” also was published in Poetry from Paradise Valley (Pecan Grove Press, 2010), an anthology of poems from the first decade of VPR recently selected as a finalist in poetry for the Best Books of Indiana competition sponsored by the Indiana Center for the Book, supported by the Indiana State Library

Stanley Plumly is the author of various books of poetry, essays, and criticism, including Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems 1970-2000. His recent publication is Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography. Plumly’s work has been honored with the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, the Ingram-Merrill Foundation Award, the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and nominations for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Plumly is Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Maryland.

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.

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