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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, February 7, 2012

Carol Frith: “Figures on the Street”

The VPR Poem of the Week is Carol Frith’s “Figures on the Street,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2004 issue (Volume V, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Carol Frith co-edits the poetry journal Ekphrasis. She is the author of a full-length collection of poems, Two for a Journey (David Robert Books, 2010). Her chapbook, Moving Like a Blue Flame, was the winner of the 2001 Medicinal Purposes chapbook competition. Never Enough Zeros was co-winner of the 2001 Palanquin Press chapbook competition. Another chapbook, In and Out of Light, was published by Bacchae Press in 2002. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, California Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Cumberland Review, Cutbank, The Formalist, Midwest Quarterly, New Laurel Review, River Oak Review, Seattle Review, Smartish Pace, Sundog: the Southeast Review, and Umbrella.

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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