Thursday, January 20, 2011

Poetry from Paradise Valley


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 I love poetry anthologies. As a reader of an anthology, I enjoy the variety of voices and styles. As a contributor to an anthology, I appreciate the opportunity to have a previously published poem reach a wider audience. As both a reader and a poet, I am happy to recommend to you a new anthology, Poetry from Paradise Valley, edited by Edward Byrne, the editor of Valparaiso Poetry Review, one of the first online journals I ever submitted to and still one of my favorites. Once the journal reached its tenth year, Ed decided to celebrate this milepost with an anniversary anthology of poems he's published in the journal. Rather than stuff the collection, Ed limited it to 50 poems.

Here's how Ed describes the collection:

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. . .

Not bad! Needless to say, I am delighted to have my poem, April at the Arboretum, included among the poems of such a "stellar" group of poets.

You can purchase the book at the Pecan Grove website. There you will find an order form or you can use the convenience of PayPal. The book is also available at Amazon, but the publisher's site is the better deal.

Here's the list of poets included in the anthology:

DAVID BAKER * JOHN BALABAN * CLAIRE BATEMAN * J.P. DANCING BEAR * MICHELLE BITTING * JARED CARTER * KATHARINE COLES * BILLY COLLINS * MARK CONWAY * ALFRED CORN * BARBARA CROOKER * KWAME DAWES * CORNELIUS EADY * LYNNELL EDWARDS * W.D. EHRHART * CLAUDIA EMERSON * BERNARDINE EVARISTO * PATRICIA FARGNOLI * ANNIE FINCH * DAISY FRIED * BRENDAN GALVIN * PAMELA GEMIN * REGINALD GIBBONS * DAVID GRAHAM * H. PALMER HALL * JONATHAN HOLDEN * T.R. HUMMER * GRAY JACOBIK * ALLISON JOSEPH * DAVID KIRBY * DORIANNE LAUX * LAURENCE LIEBERMAN * FRANNIE LINDSAY * DIANE LOCKWARD * SEBASTIAN MATTHEWS * WILLIAM MATTHEWS * WALT McDONALD * ELISE PASCHEN * KEVIN PILKINGTON * STANLEY PLUMLY * SHEROD SANTOS * MARGOT SCHILPP * FLOYD SKLOOT * DAVE SMITH * VIRGIL SUAREZ * DANIEL TOBIN * CATHERINE TUFARIELLO * 
BRIAN TURNER * INGRID WENDT * CHARLES WRIGHT 


1 comment :

  1. I purchased a copy as soon as its availability was announced. I've been enjoying my dipping into it. The selections are wonderful.

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