Listen to Me, Maria Calciu!
by Alina Stefanescu

I didn’t believe you about the bird: not the eyes you said were made from leaves.   Nor did I believe in longing that tasted of soil: the implication that you placed dirt on your tongue and swallowed a morsel of holy communion.   I never believed in transubstantiation: why would I believe you turned … Continue reading Listen to Me, Maria Calciu!
by Alina Stefanescu

Alina Stefanescu

Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania, raised in Alabama, and reared by the love-ghost of Tom Waits and Hannah Arendt. She lives in Tuscaloosa with her partner and and three children who don’t believe she was a finalist in the Black Warrior Review’s annual poetry contest this year. Her syllables are forthcoming in Tower Journal, … Continue reading Alina Stefanescu

Volume 17, Issue 3 is Now Online

Cider Press Review, Volume 17, Issue 3 is now online. Enjoy new poems by M. Ross Henry, Carmen Germain, Catherine Moore, Erin Rodoni, Sarina Bosco, Diana Smith Bolton, SarahJordan Stout, Christina Seymour, Jan Bottiglieri, Sara Henning, Allison Joseph, Corrie Williams Kentner, Anthony Botti, Kathleen Brewin Lewis, Doug Ramspeck, Elise Gregory, Julia Bouwsma, Knud Sorensen (Translated … Continue reading Volume 17, Issue 3 is Now Online