Valparaiso Poetry Review presents poems, interviews, and essays by new, emerging, or well-known poets, including Sherman Alexie, David Baker, John Balaban, Walter Bargen, Claire Bateman, J.P. Dancing Bear, Jared Carter, Billy Collins, Mark Conway, Peter Cooley, Alfred Corn, Barbara Crooker, Jim Daniels, Kwame Dawes, Cornelius Eady, Lynnell Edwards, W.D. Ehrhart, Claudia Emerson, Bernardine Evaristo, Patricia Fargnoli, Annie Finch, Daisy Fried, Jeff Friedman, Carol Frost, Brendan Galvin, Reginald Gibbons, David Graham, Jonathan Holden, T.R. Hummer, Colette Inez, Gray Jacobik, Allison Joseph, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Julia Kasdorf, David Kirby, Dorianne Laux, Laurence Lieberman, Frannie Lindsay, Diane Lockward, Rachel Loden, William Matthews, Walt McDonald, Alicia Ostriker, Elise Paschen, Kevin Pilkington, Stanley Plumly, Rochelle Ratner, Sherod Santos, Margot Schilpp, Vivian Shipley, Beth Simon, Jeffrey Skinner, Floyd Skloot, Dave Smith, Kate Sontag, Barry Spacks, A.E. Stallings, Virgil Suarez, Catherine Tufariello, Brian Turner, Ingrid Wendt, Charles Wright, and many more.
VPR also offers book reviews and commentary on various poets, including Maggie Anderson, David Baker, John Balaban, Linda Bierds, Elizabeth Bishop, Marianne Boruch, David Bottoms, Jericho Brown, Jared Carter, Sharon Dolin, Rita Dove, Claudia Emerson, B.H. Fairchild, Patricia Fargnoli, Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jeff Friedman, Carol Frost, Brendan Galvin, Jorie Graham, Marilyn Hacker, Zbigniew Herbert, Brenda Hillman, Janet Holmes, Cathy Park Hong, Donald Justice, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Ilya Kaminsky, Mary Karr, Ted Kooser, Philip Levine, Larry Levis, Rachel Loden, William Matthews, Campbell McGrath, Susan Mitchell, Gregory Orr, Michael Palmer, Marianne Poloskey, Sherod Santos, Vivian Shipley, William Stafford, A.E. Stallings, Mark Strand, Charles Wright, and others.
VPR suggests an extensive reading list with recent and recommended books of contemporary poetry and poetics. Publishers are encouraged to send review copies of new poetry collections or volumes on poetics to Valparaiso Poetry Review, c/o Edward Byrne, Department of English, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383. In addition, recommended readings of recent contemporary poetry books are included in commentary at the editor's blog.
VPR invites submissions of unpublished poems, book reviews, author interviews, and essays about poetry or poetics which have not appeared online and for which the rights belong to the author. Unsolicited manuscripts are read year round. For further information, please visit the submission guidelines and correspondence page.