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Attic
by Landon Godfrey

Where shall I hide my things?
—Emily Dickinson

The attic: separated for eternity from its twin, the basement, by architects and their congregation, who segregate root vegetables from boxes of tintypes and the board games of children who’ve moved away. There’s a fur coat in the attic too, made with the pelt of a mammal that would be extinct if not grown to be worn. All the other animals we don’t like to garment are dying out. Maybe termites will destroy the attic. Then we wouldn’t have to listen to roof ridges squeegeeing smudges off the sky’s magnificent blue window.

 

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 18, Issue 4.

landongodfreyLandon Godfrey is the author of Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown (Cider Press Review, 2011), selected by David St. John for the Cider Press Review Book Award, and two chapbooks, “In the Stone” (RAPG-funded, 2013) and “Spaceship” (Somnambulist Tango Press, 2014). She co-edits the letterpress postcard broadside journal Croquet.

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Aviatrix
by Landon Godfrey

She sits between two men who touch her arms with their arms a steward drops multiple things on one coffee stirrers ice a sugar packet in his crotch the other man’s cowboy hat says he’ll kill you on a dusty road when she falls asleep the plane falls in fact the plane is always falling and the engines work hard to keep it aloft and the coffee service is always falling too and the violent man chews his banana gum and the smell falls and he and his violence fall and fall one way or another the ground will meet us all

 

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 18, Issue 2.

landongodfreyLandon Godfrey is the author of Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown (Cider Press Review, 2011), selected by David St. John for the Cider Press Review Book Award, and two chapbooks, “In the Stone” (RAPG-funded, 2013) and “Spaceship” (Somnambulist Tango Press, 2014). She co-edits the letterpress postcard broadside journal Croquet.

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CPR v. 12 Cover is Author Artwork

CPR Volume 12 cover, "Robin" by Landon Godfrey
CPR Volume 12 cover, "Robin" by Landon Godfrey

Author Landon Godfrey’s manuscript, Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown, won the 2009 CPR Book Award, but fantastic writing is not her only talent.  Godfrey is also an accomplished painter.  The editors were delighted when she agree to let us use one of her paintings for the cover of Cider Press Review, Volume 12.

Landon remarks:” The robin drawing started out as an extension of my appreciation for birds, an appreciation that grew in the couple of years I spent in Oklahoma. It’s a bit on the barren side where I was living, and the birds, especially the bright red birds—the robins and the cardinals—gave me a sense of vibrancy in a sometimes dun landscape. And often they were passing through on their way to somewhere else, as was I. “