I try not eating the chocolate one with sprinkles and I don’t succeed—my pledge to my diet dies, but the taste validates my backsliding, the fine smudge on my lips beautiful as lipstick on a woman. Someone wrote “the great beauty of the world”— maybe I did, I can’t be sure—and I believe the words. … Continue reading A Doughnut and the Great Beauty of the World, by Tim Suermondt
Tim Suermondt is the author of Trying to Help the Elephant Man Dance (The Backwaters Press, 2007) and Just Beautiful (NYQ Press,2010). He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.
The Editors of Cider Press Review would like to congratulate our 2011 Pushcart Prize nominees: Tim Suermondt, Doug Ramspeck, Sharon Olson, Charles Wyatt, Wendy Drexler, and Lisken Van Pelt Dus.