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Lauren Alleyne to Serve as Judge for 2017 CPR Book Award

It is our very great honor to be able to announce that poet, essayist, and fiction writer Lauren Alleyne has agreed to serve as final manuscript judge for the 2017 Cider Press Review Book Award.

Lauren K. Alleyne is the author of Difficult Fruit (Peepal Tree Press, 2014). She holds an MFA in Poetry and a graduate certificate in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Cornell University, and an MA in English and Creative Writing from Iowa State University. Alleyne’s fiction, non-fiction, interviews, and poetry have been widely published in journals and anthologies such as Women’s Studies QuarterlyGuernicaThe Caribbean WriterBlack Arts QuarterlyThe Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review,Gathering Ground, and Growing Up Girl, among others. Her work has earned several honors and awards, most recently the Picador Guest Professorship in Literature at the University of Leipzig, Germany, a 2014 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, and first place in the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Contest. Alleyne is a Cave Canem graduate, and is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. She is currently Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and an Associate Professor of English at James Madison University.

Devon J. Moore Wins the 2017 CPR Editors’ Prize Book Award

The editors of Cider Press Review are delighted to announce the winner, runner-up, and finalists for our 2017 CPR Editors’ Prize book award:

WINNER:

All Throats Sound Animal,  Devon J. Moore

RUNNER UP:

Was Body, Billie Tadros

ADDITIONAL FINALISTS  (In Alphabetical Order):

After All, Pat Daneman
The Archaeology of Light, Stuart Lishan
Bewildered by All This Broken Sky, Anna Scotti
The Compost Reader, Karen Schubert
Glass is Glass Water is Water, Rae Gouirand
Notes on Vanishing, Camasin Pedroja

2017 CPR Editors’ Prize Finalists List Announced

The editors of Cider Press Review  are honored to be able to announce the names of the eight finalist manuscripts for the 2017 CPR Editors’ Prize book award:

(In Alphabetical Order)

After All
All Throats Sound Animal
The Archaeology of Light
Bewildered by All This Broken Sky
The Compost Reader
Glass is Glass Water is Water
Notes on Vanishing
Was Body