The VPR Poem of the Week is Deborah Bogen’s “Vigil,” which appears in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue (Volume XIV, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Deborah Bogen’s book-length collections are Let Me Open You a Swan (Elixir Press, 2009) and Landscape with Silos (Texas A&M University Press), which was a 2004 National Poetry Series finalist and won the 2005 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. Living by the Children's Cemetery was selected by Edward Hirsch as winner of the 2002 ByLine Press Chapbook Competition. Her poems and reviews appear widely in magazines, including Crazyhorse, Field, Gettysburg Review, Margie, New Letters, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Shenandoah, and Verse Daily.
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.