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

Camasin Pedroja wins the 2018 Cider Press Review Book Award

The editors are delighted to announce that Camasin Pedroja of Portland, Oregon, won the 2018 Cider Press Review Book Award for her poetry collection Notes on Vanishing.

Camasin Pedroja’s manuscript, Notes on Vanishing, was selected for the 2019 CPR Book Award by final judge Leona Sevick . Ms. Pedroja receives $1,500, publication of her book by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies.

Cammy Pedroja is a writer living in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter. Her work has appeared widely across print and digital publications like FIELD, New England Review, Mid-American Review, Verse Daily, PANK, and many others. She is also a recent winner of the James Wright Poetry Award. With an MFA in writing from Columbia University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, Cammy earned her Ph.D. in English Literature and Rhetoric from SUNY Binghamton.

The annual award is given for a poetry collection in English. The next deadline is November 30, 2019

CPR Book Award 2018 Finalists Short List

The Editors are pleased to announce the 15 Finalist manuscripts for the 2018 Cider Press Review Book Award
(in Alphabetical order):
Between States of Matter
The Body He Left Behind
The Book of Stolen Images
Burning Man
The Community of Rain
Girls on Land
I Am Dirty
Life in the Cold
Lord Baltimore
Notes on Vanishing
One Bent Twig
Sharecropper’s Son
Solitude and the Uses of Water
Studies of Familiar Birds
Congratulations to all the authors. We hope to have a decision from final judge Leona Sevick within a few weeks.

Ruth Foley Steps Down as Managing Editor

It is with great sadness that I must announce Ruth Foley will be stepping down as the long-time Managing Editor of Cider Press Review.

Ruth joined CPR a decade ago in 2009 as an Associate Editor. She and I quickly bonded, discovering we had similar (though not identical) ideas about what made good writing, and a shared drive to grow the journal beyond a once-yearly hard-copy magazine.

While I brought technical skills for typeset, layout, and design, Ruth brought her abundant good humor and judgment, her sociability, and joyfulness. As managing editor, she worked closely with every single author, guiding them through the production processes large and small, smoothing over every little wrinkle, and making each of them love her. And making me love her.

While I might have been the engine and drive of Cider Press Review, Ruth has been it’s thriving, beating heart.

She has had to step away indefinitely to attend to pressing matters in her personal and professional life. Thankfully, she has agreed not to resign, but rather to accept a non-active position at Editor Emeritus for the indefinite future. In the meantime, Assistant Poetry Editor Catherine Carter has agreed to serve as Acting Managing Editor. Amy Strauss Friedman will continue as Assistant Editor.

Caron Andregg

Publisher / Editor-in-Chief

Cider Press Review