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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, October 17, 2011

Publication Announcement: 25th Issue of VPR

I am pleased to announce publication of the 25th issue of Valparaiso Poetry Review. The Fall/Winter 2011-2012 issue (Volume XIII, Number 1) of VPR includes Ned Balbo as the featured poet. Readers will find in the contents a trio of new poems by Balbo, as well as a review of his latest book, The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems.

In addition to Balbo, 35 other poets are represented in this new release of VPR. The issue also includes reviews of recent books by David Orr, Martha Silano, Alison Stine, and Larry D. Thomas. Gregg Hertzlieb contributes commentary on the cover artwork by Jim Dine.


Volume XIII, Number 1
Fall/Winter 2011-20112


Featured Poet: Ned Balbo

Additional Poets: David B. Axelrod, Lisa Barnett, Michael Bazzett, Philip Belcher, Deborah Bogen, Karina Borowicz, Sarah Busse, Jared Carter, Joanne M. Clarkson, Carol V. Davis, Susan Donnelly, William Ford, Rebecca Foust, Ron Houchin, Bethany Schultz Hurst, Marci Rae Johnson, Greg Keeler, Stephen Lackaye, Sandy Longhorn, Sheryl Luna, Mary Makofske, John A. Nieves, Edward Nudelman, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, William Page, Rita Signorelli-Pappas, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Allan Peterson, Doug Ramspeck, Liz Robbins, Brian Simoneau, Joannie Stangeland, Jeanine Stevens, Robin Tung, Shari Wagner

Reviews: Ned Balbo Reviewed by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell; Martha Silano Reviewed by Barbara Crooker; Alison Stine Reviewed by Nick Ripatrazone; Larry D. Thomas Reviewed by Jeffrey Alfier; David Orr Reviewed by Edward Byrne

Cover Art Commentary: Gregg Hertzlieb on Jim Dine’s Rancho Woodcut Art

Recently Received and Recommended Books

I continue to be grateful for all the ongoing support Valparaiso Poetry Review has received from contributors and readers. I invite visitors to examine the Fall/Winter 2011-2012 issue, and I urge everyone to revisit the numerous entertaining, engaging, and enlightening works published in the previous twenty-four issues of VPR that continue to be available through the archives sections of the journal.

—Edward Byrne, Editor

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