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Seven Finalists Announced for the 2020 CPR Editors’ Prize

Cider Press Review editors are thankful for the thousands of brilliant poetry submissions that come across our (virtual) desks each year. We are delighted to be able to announce seven amazing finalists for our Editors’ Prize Book Award (in alphabetical order):

  • The Body He Left Behind
  • Book of Years
  • Clio’s Daughter with Hair on Fire
  • Landscape with Woman Turning
  • The Sliding Boat Our Bodies Make
  • Stepping Over
  • Swan Wife

We hope to make a final decision within the next two weeks.

Meanwhile, CPR will be accepting manuscripts for the 2020 CPR Book Award until December 15th, 2020. Final Judge for the 2020 Book Award is Professor Amber Flora Thomas.


Amber Flora Thomas to Judge 2020 CPR Book Award

The editors are delighted to announce that poet and professor Amber Flora Thomas will be the distinguished judge for this year’s  annual Cider Press Review Book Award.

Amber Flora Thomas is the author of Eye of Water: Poems which was selected by Harryette Mullen as the winner of the 2004 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her other books include, The Rabbits Could Sing: Poems (University of Alaska Press, 2012) and Red Channel in the Rupture: Poems (Red Hen Press, 2018). Her poetry has appeared in The New England Review, Tin House, Ecotone, Callaloo, Orion Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, Saranac Review, and Third Coast, as well as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, and numerous other journals and anthologies.

Thomas has taught at the Cave Canem annual retreat and the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and Sewanee Writers Conference. She earned an MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She was born and raised in northern California.

Currently she is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Position Opening:
CPR is looking for a new
Chief Editor

Cider Press Review, a poetry quarterly of twenty-one years’ standing, is seeking a new chief editor for its poetry journal, its two annual book award contests (the Cider Press Review Book Award, fall, and the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize, spring), its website, and its ongoing project of digitizing the journal’s back issues.

Founding editor Caron Andregg will continue as publisher and typesetter for the journal and the books, and interim managing editor Catherine Carter will continue to provide copy-editing for book manuscripts as needed.  They seek a new editor to begin reading for the journal in January 2021, and to begin as chief editor for the journal, the website, and the annual book awards, under Caron Andregg’s guidance, in April 2021.

Click here for a complete position description.

To express interest, please contact chief-editor[at] with a resume or CV and a letter of interest.