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Volume 18, Issue 1 is Now Online

CPR Volume 18, Issue 1Cider Press Review, Volume 18, Issue 1, is now online. Enjoy new poems by Maria Sanz (translated by Lola Hidalgo-Calle and Mark Putnam), Tim Cresswell, M.K. Foster, Colin Schmidt, Yehoshua November, LeRoy Sorensen, Yuko Taniguchi, Ben Debus, Mary Moore, Elijah Burrell, Charles Harper Webb, Amorak Huey, Allison Joseph, Cassandra Cleghorn, Jennifer Highland, Danielle Mitchell, Michael Hurley, Judy Kronenefeld, Amanda Doster, Laurie Klein, Daryl Jones, T.J. Sandella, Janet Hagelgans, Doug Ramspeck, Jennifer Bullis, Tina Richardson, Lynn Schmeidler. With reviews of Ada Limon and Kristina Marie Darling by Dave Seter and Donna Vorreyer.

You are expected to be more decorous than linoleum
by Amanda Lou Doster

It is unseemly to wash your hair in snowmelt. Impolite to discuss
your lover with your husband, but since you asked
in sixty four years we will dissolve. All of us. There will be stories
about onions growing claws in crisper drawers; no one will remember
what they meant. If I had tender white shoots, little ghost fingers
to work into every surface, I could be anywhere. I keep telling you
shit wants to grow. And it’s not true that we have all this time.
His fingers sewn into my ribs; legs and couch cushions.
This is what happens when there are no children to think about.


Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 18, Issue 1.

Amanda Lou DosterAmanda Lou Doster was a finalist in the 2011 Hedgerow Books competition and the winner of the 2009 Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest. She holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire and lives with her husband and son on an acre of wetlands in Greenfield, MA.

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