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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, July 31, 2012

Gil Allen: "Blueberries"

The VPR Poem of the Week is Gil Allen’s “Blueberries,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2006 issue (Volume XIII, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Gil Allen lives in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, and he teaches at Furman University.  He is the author of four books of poetry and a chapbook. His poems have appeared in a number of literary journals, including The James Dickey Newsletter, Pembroke Magazine, Poem, Poetry Bay, Shenandoah, South Carolina Review, and Verse Daily, as well as the anthology In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press).  He co-edited the anthology A Milllenial Sampler of South Carolina Poetry, published by Ninety-Six Press in 2005.

Tuesday of each week “One Poet’s Notes” highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the archives 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. 

1 comment:

RhymingOptional said...

'Blueberries' is an awesome poem, not overly long and so full of sensation and meaning. Love it Gill