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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.

After the Concert
by Jennifer Highland

raindrops staccato leaf to leaf

I enter the night with hands still

stinging from applause

cymbal-shiver of sheet lightning through cloud

Damp-skinned, I wade the electric darkness

ready for a sign, a sound

the wind’s spiraling cadenza

Tonight I am hollow

I am thin-walled, fine-grained

I will resonate to any note that’s true


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

Jennifer HighlandJennifer Highland’s poetry has appeared in Heron Tree, Festival of Language, Josephine Quarterly, Quiddity, and other literary journals and anthologies. She practices osteopathy in New Hampshire’s first solar-powered medical office.

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