by Bernadette McBride

How not to begin with you? You, though anonymous at your genesis, were the first after all, to stir the will. We could make the case that Eve was the thinker— judging between adventure and fear—the Original Thrill of discovering something untried pitted against the free-falling-from-a-high-place kind of terror that comes with the dare. How … Continue reading Apple
by Bernadette McBride

Bernadette McBride

Bernadette McBride is the author of Waiting for the Light to Change (Word Tech Editions, 2013). A former Poet Laureate of Bucks County, PA, her poems have been recently published in the UK, widely published nationally, and have been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In October, 2013, Garrison Keillor read her poem “Flying Lessons” … Continue reading Bernadette McBride

CPR Best of Volume 16 Now Available

After more than a week of stuffing envelopes, the hard-copy “Best of Volume 16” Cider Press Review is on its way to contributors, subscribers, and former Book Award contest entrants. The “Best of” issue features poems by Rebecca Baggett, Carol Berg, Jennifer Jackson Berry, Maggie Blake, Ace Boggess, John Bradley, Christine Butterworth-McDermott, Sharon Chmielarz, Lisa … Continue reading CPR Best of Volume 16 Now Available