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, author of four full-length poetry collections —most recently, Everything Counts (Kelsay Books 2019), is poetry editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Pennsylvania county Poet Laureate, and recipient of several awards for her work, she taught creative writing at Temple University for many years. Poems have appeared in numerous … Continue reading Bernadette McBride

CPR Volume 21-3

October, 2019 T A B L E of C O N T E N T S POEMS Marjorie Saiser, Advice to Self, Again M. Hlavka, The Island I Believed I Would Not Return to, and Wished to Find Again Shannon Castleton, He Asks Why I Can’t Get My Mind around Happiness Emma DePanise, Bittersweet Clam, … Continue reading CPR Volume 21-3