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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, November 22, 2011

Jeff Knorr: “Winter Turkeys”

The VPR Poem of the Week is “Winter Turkeys” by Jeff Knorr, which appeared in the Fall/Winter 2003-2004 issue (Volume V, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Jeff Knorr is the author of two books of poetry, Standing Up to the Day (Pecan Grove Press, 1999) and The Third Body (Cherry Grove Collections, 2007), as well as a collection of essays and poems, Keeper (Mammoth Books, 2004). His other works include: Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Poetry and Fiction (Prentice Hall, 2000), which he co-authored with Tim Schell; an anthology he edited titled A Writer's Country (Prentice Hall, 2000); and The River Sings: An Introduction to Poetry (Prentice Hall, 2003). He is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Sacramento City College.

Tuesday of each week One Poet’s Notes highlights an exceptional work by a poet selected from the archives of Valparaiso Poetry Review with the recommendation that readers revisit it.

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