Back Yard Dirty at Midnight Mary Elizabeth Parker

Cold pink cloud drifts above, eyelet-laced at the edges, flattens, an amoeba spewing pink. Slouched in a plastic chair slicked with ice, I sit in sweet urine worm water root stink watching the roused dirty fur of my dog (alert to what?) scratching at the crawl-space door. I’m thrilled (peering back at my husband peering … Continue reading Back Yard Dirty at Midnight Mary Elizabeth Parker

Mary Elizabeth Parker

Mary Elizabeth Parker’s poetry collections include The Sex Girl (Urthona Press) and two chapbooks: Breathing in a Foreign Country (Paradise Press) and That Stumbling Ritual (Coraddi Publications, University of North Carolina-Greensboro).

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