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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

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

VPR Summer Reading List, 2011

Like the figure above in Pablo Picasso’s Young Girl Reading a Book on the Beach, many are beginning to dip into their summer reading. Therefore, as today represents the first full day of summer, I thought this might be a good time to remind everyone each issue of Valparaiso Poetry Review contains a “Recent and Recommended Books” page for suggestions of poetry collections and volumes containing prose about poets or poetics.

Below readers will find those books that were listed with the current Spring/Summer 2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 2). Perhaps some of them will provide apt suggestions for addition to your summer reading.

Ackerman, Diane: One Hundred Names for Love, W.W. Norton
Ai: No Surrender, W.W. Norton
Alter, Robert (Tr.): The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, W.W. Norton
Azzouni, Jody: Hereafter Landscapes, Poet’s Press
Bakaitis, Vyt: Deliberate Proof, Lunar Chandelier
Baker, Devreaux: Red Willow People, Wild Ocean Press
Balbo, Ned: The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems, Story Line Press
Barresi, Dorothy: American Fanatics, University of Pittsburgh Press
Basalyga, Annette: Lifer, Music of Note
Bateman, Claire: Coronology, Etruscan Press
Beals, Elen Wade (Ed.): Solace in So Many Words, Weighed Words
Behrendt, Lynn: Petals, Emblems, Lunar Chandelier
Blatner, Barbara: The Still Position, NYQ Books
Bradley, John: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Brodsky, Lewis Daniel: At Dock's End: Poems of Lake Nebagamon, Volume Two, Time Being Books
Brown, Lily: Rust or Go Missing, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Byrne, Edward [Ed.]: Poetry from Paradise Valley, Pecan Grove Press
Byrne, Edward: Tinted Distances, Turning Point Books
Cassian, Nina: Continuum, W.W. Norton
Cherry, Kelly: The Retreats of Thought, Louisiana State University Press
Coghill, Sheila & Thom Tammaro (Eds.): Visiting Dr. Williams: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of William Carlos Williams, University of Iowa Press
Daniels, Jim: Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry, Carnegie Mellon University Press
Delanty, Greg and Michael Motto (Eds.): The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation, W.W. Norton
DeNiord, Chard: The Double Truth, University of Pittsburgh Press
Deulen, Danielle Cadena: Lovely Asunder, University of Arkansas Press
Doallas, Maureen E.: Neruda's Memoir, T.S. Poetry Press
Domina, Lynn: Framed in Silence, Main Street Rag Publishing Company
Dubrow, Jehanne: Stateside, TriQuarterly Book: Northwestern University Press
Dunham, Rebecca: The Flight Cage, Tupelo Press
Dunn, Stephen: Here and Now, W.W. Norton
Dunn, Stephen: What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009, W.W. Norton
Ekiss, Keith: Pima Road Notebook, New Issues Press
Elliot, Joe: Homework, Lunar Chandelier
Espada, Martin: The Trouble Ball, W.W. Norton
Fenton, Elyse: Clamor, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Fitzgerald, Mark: By Way of Dust and Rain, Cinammon Press
Flynn, Rachel Contreni: Tongue, Red Hen Press
Frey, Emily Kendal: The Grief Performance, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Friedman, Jeff: Working in Flour, Carnegie Mellon University Press
Friedrich, Paul: A Goldfinch Instant, Virtual Artists Collective
Frith, Laverne, Imagining the Self, Cherry Grove Collections
Frost, Carol: Honeycomb, TriQuarterly Books: Northwestern University Press
Gay, Ross: Bringing the Shovel Down, University of Pittsburgh Press
Gibson, Stephen: Paradise, University of Arkansas Press
Gilbert, Sandra: Aftermath, W.W. Norton
Glazer, Michelle: On Tact, & the Made Up World, University of Iowa Press
Gloeggler, Tony: The Last Lie, NYQ Books
Goldberg, Beckian Fritz: Reliquary Fever: New and Selected Poems, New Issues Press
Goodfellow, Jessica: The Insomniac's Weather Report, Three Candle Press
Goodrich, Charles: Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden, Silverfish Review Press
Gorrick, Anne: I-Formation (Book 1), Shearsman Books
Greene, Elizabeth: Moving, Inanna Publications
Greinke, Eric: The Potential of Poetry, Presa Press
Greinke, Eric: Traveling Music, Presa Press
Hales, Corrinne Clegg: To Make It Right, Autumn House Press
Hanson, Julie: Unbeknownst, University of Iowa Press
Hazo, Samuel: The Stroke of a Pen: Essays on Poetry and Other Provocations, University of Notre Dame Press
Herrle, David: Abyssinia, Jill Rush, Time Being Books
Hodgen, John: Heaven & Earth Holding Company, University of Pittsburgh Press
Jackson, Major: Holding Company, W.W. Norton
Kameen, Paul: Re-Reading Poets: The Life of the Author, University of Pittsburgh Press
Kaufman, Debra: The Next Moment, Jacar Press
Keane, Erin: Death-Defying Acts, WordFarm
Kelleher, Rose: Bundle o’ Tinder, Waywiser Press
Kildegaard, Athena: Bodies of Light, Red Dragonfly Press
Kinsella, John: Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography: Three New Works, W.W. Norton
Kistulentz, Steve: The Luckless Age, Red Hen Press
Klatt, L.S.: Cloud of Ink, University of Iowa Press
Laird, Nick: On Purpose, W.W. Norton
Larsen, Katherine: Radial Symmetry, Yale University Press
Laux, Dorianne: The Book of Men, W.W. Norton
Levin, Harriet: Girl in Cap and Gown, Mammoth Books
Lewis, Lisa: Vivisect, New Issues Press
Lipszye, Carol: Singing Me Home, Inanna Publications
Lockward, Diane: Temptation by Water, Wind Publications
Longenbach, James: The Iron Key, W.W. Norton
Lynch, Thomas: Walking Papers, W.W. Norton
Malech, Dora: Say So, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Malone, Eileen: I Should Have Given Them Water, Ragged Sky Press
Marbrook, Djelloul: Brushstrokes and Glances, Deerbrook Editions
Mathews, Harry: The New Tourism, Sand Paper Press
McCrae, Shane: Mule, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
McCullough, Laura: Panic, Alice James Books
McCullough, Laura: Speech Acts, Black Lawrence Press
McKenzie, Carter: Out of Refusal, Airlie Press
Menes, Orlando Ricardo (Ed.): The Open Light: Poems from Notre Dame, 1991-2008, University of Notre Dame Press
Myers, Jack: The Memory of Water, New Issues Press
Orr, David: Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry, Harper
Ostriker, Alicia Suskin: The Book of Seventy, University of Pittsburgh Press
Pastan, Linda: Traveling Light, W.W. Norton
Paul, Bradley: The Animals All Are Gathering, University of Pittsburgh Press
Peterson, Allan: As Much As, Salmon Poetry
Phillips, Louis: R.I.P.: A Poetic Sequence, Livingston Press
Pietrzykowski, Marc: Following Ghosts Upriver, Main Street Rag Publishing Company
Pratt, Charles W.: From the Box Marked Some Are Missing: New and Selected Poems, Hobblebush Books
Pursley, John: If You Have Ghosts, Zone 3 Press
Rich, Adrienne: Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010, W.W. Norton
Rimbaud, Arthur [John Ashbery (Tr.)]: Illuminations, W.W. Norton
Roberts, Katrina: Underdog, University of Washington Press
Rogers, Bobby C.: Paper Anniversary, University of Pittsburgh Press
Rozewicz, Tadeusz [Joanna Trzeciak (Tr.)]: Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Rozewicz, W.W. Norton
Sakellariou, Becky D.: Earth Listening, Hobblebush Books
Savich, Zach: The Firestorm, Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Schmidt, Elizabeth Hun (Ed.): The Poets Laureate Anthology, W.W. Norton
Seuss, Diane: Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, University of Massachusetts Press
Shankar, Ravi: Deepening Groove, National Poetry Review Press
Sheehabi, Dema K.: Thirteen Departures from the Moon, Press 53
Sheeler, Jackie: Earthquake Came to Harlem, NYQ Books
Shepherd, Reginald: Red Clay Weather, University of Pittsburgh Press
Stern, Gerald: Early Collected Poems 1965-1992, W.W. Norton
Stock, Norman: Pickled Dreams Naked, NYQ Books
Sullivan, Anita: Garden of Beasts, Airlie Press
Thomas, Larry D.: A Murder of Crows, Virtual Artists Collective
Tobin, Daniel: Belated Heavens, Four Way Books
Townley, Wyatt: The Afterlives of Trees, Woodley Press
Trelles, Emma: Tropicalia, University of Notre Dame Press
Trigilio, Tony: Historic Diary, BlazeVOX Books
Valdata, Pat: Inherent Vice, Pecan Grove Press
Volgelsang, Arthur: Expedition: New & Selected Poems, Ashland Poetry Press
Warren, Rosanna: Ghost in a Red Hat, W.W. Norton
Wheeler, Lesley: Heterotopia, Barrow Street Press
Wilson, Eric G.: My Business Is to Create: Blake's Infinite Writing, University of Iowa Press
Wohlfeld, Valerie: Woman with Wing Removed, Truman State University Press
Wojahn, David: World Tree, University of Pittsburgh Press
Wong, Pui Ying: Yellow Plum Season, NYQ Books
Wood, Susan: The Book of Ten, University of Pittsburgh Press
Youmans, Marly: The Throne of Psyche, Mercer University Press
Zimmer, Paul: The Importance of Being Zimmer, Settlement House

Publishers or authors are encouraged to send review copies of new poetry collections or volumes on poetics to the address below:

Valparaiso Poetry Review
Edward Byrne, Editor
Department of English
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Valparaiso Poetry Review also welcomes for consideration submissions of reviews or essays of critical analysis concerning any of the listed books. Those interested in submitting reviews should examine the VPR submission guidelines page.

1 comment:

Jonathan Bull said...

I was just looking for a poetry reading list...