The VPR Poem of the Week is Valerie Wohlfeld’s “A Dare,” which appears in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue (Volume XIII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Valerie Wohlfeld's first collection of poetry, Thinking the World Visible, was chosen by James Dickey for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. Her recent book, Woman With Wing Removed, was published by Truman State University Press. Her poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, including New Yorker, New England Review, Antioch Review, Yale Review, Partisan Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, The New Criterion, New Letters, Chelsea, Epoch, Western Humanities Review, Denver Quarterly, Quarterly West, Greensboro Review, Indiana Review, and North American Reviewchapbooks. Her poems have also most recently appeared in Crab Creek Review, Iota, Ascent, and San Pedro River Review.
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.