The editors are delighted to announce the finalist short-list for the 2021 Cider Press Review Book Award. Final Judge Professor Amber Flora Thomas has requested a dozen titles, and we think we’ve collected a brilliant batch from the hundreds of
Caron Andregg holds an MS in Television/Radio/Film from The Newhouse School (Syracuse University) and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University, and has taught literature, composition and rhetoric at institutions including Penn State and San Diego State. Her poems have appeared in print and online journals including Spillway, Rattle, Poetry International, Solo and many others, and in the anthology Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poems (2002) published by Southern Illinois University Press. In her non-poetic life, she runs a web design and marketing company with too much help from office cats.
Poetry Editor/Acting Managing Editor
Dr. Catherine W. Carter’s first book, The Memory of Gills, came out in August 2006 with LSU, and won the 2007 NC Roanoke-Chowan award from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. Her work has won the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Randall Jarrell award. She directs the English education program at Western Carolina University, in the Smoky Mountains. On the statistically unlikely chance that you may choose to hear more biography than this, her website(s) have more than anyone generally wants. Please visit catherine-carter.com or paws.wcu.edu/ccarter.
Managing Editor Emeritus
Ruth Foley is responsible for reading and recommending poetry submissions, editing the annual edition of Cider Press Review, communicating with authors, and representing and promoting Cider Press Review at conferences and online via blogs, lists and social networking sites. Ms. Foley is an accomplished poet, holds an MFA from the University of Southern Maine, and currently teaches at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.