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General news about Cider Press Review, a journal of contemporary poetry.

CPR Volume 20, Issue 1 is Now Online

April, 2018

Read new poems by David Crews, Megan Hall, Athena Kildegaard, Avia Tadmor, Susanna Lang, Joel Vega, Caitlin Thomson, Matthew Gellman, David Hathwell, Ava C. Cipri, Megan Arlett, Carol Lischau, Carol Kapaun Ratchenski, Pamela Ahlen, John Sibley Williams, Genevieve DeGuzman, and Megan Merchant. Find a fine review of Jessica L. Walsh’s How to Break My Neck by Melissa Atkison Mercer.

Enjoy the current issue at CPR Volume 20-1.

The Crossing, new Poems by Joseph Fasano, coming November, 2018

The editors of Cider Press Review are pleased to announce that CPR will publish Joseph Fasano’s latest collection of poetry, The Crossing.   Joseph Fasano is the  author of Fugue for Other Hands (winner of the 2011 Cider Press Review book award), Inheritance, and Vincent.

Advance praise for The Crossing:

Joseph Fasano’s much anticipated fourth book, The Crossing, is his most intimate yet.  By turns lamentation and consolation, it confronts grief and gain, always trying, as the Polish poet Adam Zagajewski wrote, “to praise the mutilated world.”  “Immensity / will only dare to come to you,” one poem tells us, “when surrender is ready in your hands.” Here are poems that know that to have a self is to be both a witness to history and responsible for it.  “History / is only the body trying to become / a story that will outlast it,” Fasano writes, and yet these poems also seek the dignity of the individual, a meaningful communion with others in what’s common: “As long as love / runs,” we read, “it is earthsong; it is wild / to be ridden in its irons / to another world.  Another world.  This one.”

The Crossing will be released in November 2018. Available for pre-order now in the CPR Bookstore.

Jeanne Larsen wins the 2017 Cider Press Review Book Award with What Penelope Chooses

Jeanne Larsen of Roanoke, VA has won the 2017 CPR Book Award. Her manuscript, What Penelope Chooses was selected by final judge Lauren Alleyne from among twenty (20) semi-finalist entries. Ms. Larsen receives $1,500, publication of her book by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies. What Penelope Chooses will be released in January, 2019.


What Penelope Chooses, by Jeanne Larsen


Perigee, by Diane Kerr

Honorable Mention:

All She Is Willing, by Daniela Buccilli

Other finalists:

An Azalea Blooms in the Murderer’s Yard, by Ralph Sneeden
The Ocean Cannot Be Blue, by Kirsten Hampton

Congratulations to Ms. Larsen and all of our finalists.