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Short-list Announced for the 2012 CPR Book Award

2012 contest judge Gray Jacobik is now considering a short-list of manuscripts in contention for the 2012 CPR Book Award.  The manuscripts include (in alphabetical order):

  • The Body as One
  • The Book of Venoms
  • Fist City
  • Fortune
  • Hour of Clouds
  • House You Cannot Reach
  • I Went Searching for the House of Joy
  • The King of Monkey Island
  • Little Panhandler
  • Panhandle Suite
  • Phrasebook for the Pleiades
  • What to Leave
  • You’ll Be Fast as Lightning Coveting My Painted Tail

A final decision is expected in the first weeks of February.  Please visit the website frequently for the announcement of the final winner.

Play Button Now on Your Kindle

Play Button

Play Button By Liz Robbins, Winner of the 2010 Cider Press Review Book Award, is now available in a Kindle ebook edition for only $9.99.

Poet Denise Duhamel writes:

“Liz Robbins’s poems are smart, savvy, dangerous, and as bold as the big hoop earrings her characters are fond of wearing. Robbins does not shy away from the provocative or mischievously formal. By turns elegiac and political, poppy and poignant, Play Button reconciles the good girl with the bad girl in us all.”


Get Play Button for your Kindle, only $9.99.

2013 CPR Reading/Submission Season Is Now Open

Please send up to five original poems or translations using out convenient online submission system.  Consider up to five poems, 10 page total maximum. Each poem should be on a separate page or file. Author information and bio will be requested if a poem is accepted for publication.

We also accept submissions by mail. Include a short cover letter and SASE for response. Poems are returned only with sufficient postage.

We also welcome reviews of books in approximately 500 words. Reviews will be considered year-round — be sure to select genre “Reviews.”