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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 20, 2011

Poem of the Week: “Two Salesmen (Sunday Night, Fall 1961)” by Jeff Friedman

The VPR Poem of the Week is Jeff Friedman’s “Two Salesmen (Sunday Night, Fall 1961),” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2003 issue (Volume IV, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Jeff Friedman’s collection of poetry, Black Threads (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2007), was reviewed by Celia Bland in the Fall/Winter 2007-2008 issue (Volume IX, Number 1) of VPR. A previous book of poetry, Taking Down the Angel (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003), was reviewed by William Doreski in the Spring/Summer 2004 issue (Volume V, Number 2) of VPR. Other poetry books by Friedman include Scattering the Ashes (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998), and The Record-Breaking Heat Wave (BkMk Press — University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1986). Friedman’s work also has appeared widely in literary magazines, such as American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Manoa, New England Review, New Republic, Pleiades, and Poetry.

Tuesday of each week One Poet’s Notes highlights an exceptional work by a poet selected from the archives of Valparaiso Poetry Review with the recommendation that readers revisit it. Please check the sidebar to view the list of poets and works that have been past “Poem of the Week” selections.

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