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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

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Susan Elbe’s “Constellations”

I was pleased to learn Monday that Susan Elbe’s poem, “Constellations,” from the Spring/Summer 2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review has been chosen as Verse Daily’s Web Weekly feature this week. I am also delighted to note that a number of poets from previous issues of VPR have had their works acknowledged as past selections by Verse Daily, including David Baker, Annette Basalyga, J.P. Dancing Bear, Sheila Black, R.G. Evans, Paul Hostovsky, Robin Kemp, Muriel Nelson, Allen Peterson, and Margot Schilpp. I congratulate each of these poets, and I am grateful whenever such recognition arises for the high quality of poems evident in every issue of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

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