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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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Predromal
by Janice Greenwood

He said he saw a deer dragging barbed wire,
its mouth white with foam, its eyes
dim. And I had little to offer, so I told him

about the recording of the dying bird in the subway,
its agony forcing the living birds
to leave some distance, between themselves

and the horror of it, a kind of mercy.
What could I say? For all our speaking
I could not disprove his still lying present.
 

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 16, Issue 1.

Janice GreenwoodJanice Greenwood studied poetry at the University of Florida and at Columbia University, where she was a Benjamin T. Burns Fellow in poetry. Her poems have appeared in ARC Poetry Magazine, DIAGRAM, New England Review, Southeast Review, Western Humanities Review and elsewhere.

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Sublimation,
by Janice Greenwood

One thing becomes another. For instance
a spiderweb and a mosquito turn
valences of water into a dance
of silk and spindle. These, in turn, spurn

the visual apparatus in order
to capture butterflies by accident,
exposing failures of vision. Failures?
Psychologists seek an antecedent

to thought. When the patient says, I am not
thinking about a red shoe
, a red shoe
appears anyway. Everything is not
a penis, but everything might be a shoe.

If the shoe fits the foot, then wear it thin.
Come love, crawl in; be the worm in my gin.

 

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 14, Issue 2.

Janice Greenwood studied poetry at the University of Florida and at Columbia University, where I was a Benjamin T. Burns Fellow in poetry. Her poems have appeared in ARC Poetry Magazine, DIAGRAM, New England Review, Southeast Review, Western Humanities Review and elsewhere.

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Visit Janice Greenwood’s contributors page.