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Lauren Alleyne to Serve as Judge for 2017 CPR Book Award

It is our very great honor to be able to announce that poet, essayist, and fiction writer Lauren Alleyne has agreed to serve as final manuscript judge for the 2017 Cider Press Review Book Award.

Lauren K. Alleyne is the author of Difficult Fruit (Peepal Tree Press, 2014). She holds an MFA in Poetry and a graduate certificate in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Cornell University, and an MA in English and Creative Writing from Iowa State University. Alleyne’s fiction, non-fiction, interviews, and poetry have been widely published in journals and anthologies such as Women’s Studies QuarterlyGuernicaThe Caribbean WriterBlack Arts QuarterlyThe Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review,Gathering Ground, and Growing Up Girl, among others. Her work has earned several honors and awards, most recently the Picador Guest Professorship in Literature at the University of Leipzig, Germany, a 2014 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, and first place in the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Contest. Alleyne is a Cave Canem graduate, and is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. She is currently Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and an Associate Professor of English at James Madison University.

2017 CPR Editors’ Prize Finalists List Announced

The editors of Cider Press Review  are honored to be able to announce the names of the eight finalist manuscripts for the 2017 CPR Editors’ Prize book award:

(In Alphabetical Order)

After All
All Throats Sound Animal
The Archaeology of Light
Bewildered by All This Broken Sky
The Compost Reader
Glass is Glass Water is Water
Notes on Vanishing
Was Body

Steel, by Alison Prine, a finalist for Vermont Book Award

Our warmest congratulations to Alison Prine. Her debut collection, “Steel” is a finalist for the Vermont Book Award.

“This is a really exciting year for women writers in Vermont. Seven of the eight finalists are women who come from all corners of the state,” said Kathryn Roberts, the Vermont Book Award fellow.

The Vermont Book Award is a $5,000 literary prize created by VCFA to celebrate the literature of Vermont. In order to be nominated, the book must be a work of outstanding literary merit by a Vermont writer and published in the prior year.

“If ever there was a year to read every book on the list, it’s this year. These books shine in their brilliance across all the genres. Our finalists are all from Vermont, but these books have a global reach,” said Miciah Bay Gault, coordinator of the Vermont Book Award and Director of the MFA in Writing & Publishing at VCFA.

Eight judges read through more than 40 Vermont Book Award nominees to choose the finalists. This year’s judges, each with expertise in one of the four genres, are Emily Bernard, Amanda Coplin, Chard deNiord, Grace Greene, Beth McCabe, Kerrin McCadden, Janice Obuchowski, and Tanya Lee Stone.

The winner of the 2017 prize will be revealed at the Vermont Book Award Gala, an awards ceremony to be held at VCFA on Sept. 23, 2017.

Purchase your copy of Steel in the CPR Bookstore.