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CPR Best of Volume 16 Now Available

CPR Volume 16 Front CoverAfter more than a week of stuffing envelopes, the hard-copy “Best of Volume 16” Cider Press Review is on its way to contributors, subscribers, and former Book Award contest entrants.

The “Best of” issue features poems by Rebecca Baggett, Carol Berg, Jennifer Jackson Berry, Maggie Blake, Ace Boggess, John Bradley, Christine Butterworth-McDermott, Sharon Chmielarz, Lisa J. Cihlar, Joan Colby, Michael Collins, Gemma Cooper-Novack, Jimmie Cumbie, Carol V. Davis, Paul Dickey, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Carol Ellis, Sarah Estes, David Eye, Evelyn Clark Farbman, Shawn Fawson, Janice Greenwood, David Hathwell, Gary Hawkins, Sara Henning, Brian Patrick Heston, Louisa Howerow, Ann Hudson, Amie Keddy, Heather Lang, Susanna Lang, Mercedes Lawry, Bernadette McBride, Amy Meckler, Colleen Michaels, Nancy Carol Moody, Carolyn Moore, Mary Moore, Susannah Nevison, Amy Newday, Autumn Newman, Sharon Olson, Mary Elizabeth Parker, Lynn Pedersen, Kevin Phan, Katherine Rauk, Geri Rosenzweig, Michael G. Smith, Heather Sommer, Sarah Sousa, Joannie Stangeland, Kelly Terwilliger, Lisken Van Pelt Dus, Ryan Vine, Donna Vorreyer, Chelsea Wagenaar, Mark Wagenaar, Marq Wilson, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Anne Harding Woodworth, Matthew Zingg. Book reviews by Ken Hada and Gary Leising.

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Accident on the Red Line, Remembered
by Anne Harding Woodworth

“. . . and one train is on top
of the other train.”

—DC Metro report, June 22, 2009

It happened in a speed of whistles,
when the brakes gave out

and the driver couldn’t force
the screech to warn of impact

before the thrust of a coupling
never meant to be,

fast and sudden mounting,
and bloody bodies squirmed

desperate to find an opening
through steel and broken glass,

to plunge calamity into comfort
of a fecund summer, suburban green,

where insects flew one atop the other,
dragon flies in flagrante—

over wildflowers along the tracks
that knifed a route down into town,

and in time went underground.


Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 16, Issue 2.

Anne Harding WoodworthAnne Harding Woodworth’s fifth collection of poetry is Unattached Male (Poetry Salzburg, 2014). She divides her time between a cabin in the mountains of Western North Carolina and her home in Washington, D.C., where she is on the Poetry Board at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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