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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

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Poetry Stamps for 2012 Revealed

Although Valparaiso Poetry Review stopped accepting postal submissions earlier this year, I was curious to see which literary figures would be included in the series of stamps dedicated to poets that will be issued by the U.S. Post Office in 2012. Above are images of the stamps that have been announced (click image to enlarge). The 10 poets featured: Joseph Brodsky (1940 - 1996); Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - 2000); William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963); Robert Hayden (1913 - 1980); Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963); Elizabeth Bishop (1911 - 1979); Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955); Denise Levertov (1923 - 1997); e. e. cummings (1894 - 1962); and Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963).

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