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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, October 11, 2011

Poem of the Week: “Aphasia” by Jennifer MacPherson

The VPR Poem of the Week is Jennifer MacPherson’s “Aphasia,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue (Volume IX, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Jennifer MacPherson is a founding editor of Comstock Review, and she currently serves as Senior Editor. Her work has been published widely in such journals as Calyx, Connecticut Review, Louisiana Literature, The MacGuffin, Poet Lore, Poetry International, Sulphur River Literary Review, and South Carolina Review. She is the author Stuck in Time (2002) and Greatest Hits (2001), both from Pudding House Press. Her other collections include A Nickel Tour of the Soul (FootHills Press, 2004), and In the Mixed Gender of the Sea (Spire Press, 2004) which won the Spire Press Poetry Book Award. Her latest book is Rosary of Bones (Cherry Grove Collections, 2007). A school psychologist for over twenty-five years, MacPherson lives in Syracuse, NY.

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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