Author Landon Godfrey’s manuscript, Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown, won the 2009 CPR Book Award, but fantastic writing is not her only talent. Godfrey is also an accomplished painter. The editors were delighted when she agree to let us use one of her paintings for the cover of Cider Press Review, Volume 12.
Landon remarks:” The robin drawing started out as an extension of my appreciation for birds, an appreciation that grew in the couple of years I spent in Oklahoma. It’s a bit on the barren side where I was living, and the birds, especially the bright red birds—the robins and the cardinals—gave me a sense of vibrancy in a sometimes dun landscape. And often they were passing through on their way to somewhere else, as was I. “
The North Carolina Arts Council has awarded Landon Godfrey a generous 2011-2012 artist fellowship in the amount of ten thousand dollars. She will use the money to make time to begin writing poems for a second book. The Arts Council supports many types of artists and arts endeavors throughout the state, asking grant recipients to remain in North Carolina for the grant year, which Landon is happy to do.