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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

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sharon Bryan at Valparaiso University: Sept. 14

I am pleased to invite everyone in the region around Valparaiso University to a poetry presentation by Sharon Bryan this Wednesday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. The reading will take place in the Community Commons Area of Mueller Hall. The poetry reading is free to the public, and all interested in poetry are welcome.

Sharon Bryan’s recent collection of poems, Sharp Stars (BOA Editions, 2009), received the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award. She has published three other books of poetry: Salt Air and Objects of Affection, both released by Wesleyan University Press, and Flying Blind (Sarabande Books). Bryan is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Discovery Prize awarded by The Nation, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as other literary prizes. She has also served as the co-editor of Planet on the Table: Poets on the Reading Life (Sarabande Books) and the editor of Where We Stand: Women Poets on Literary Tradition (W.W. Norton). She has been a poet-in-residence at The Frost Place, and she has been a faculty member as visiting writer at various universities, including Dartmouth and the University of Houston.

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