The 2013 Cider Press Review Book Award is now accepting submissions. We will be accepting manuscripts of full-length collections of poetry between September 1 and November 30.
The annual Cider Press Review Book Award offers a $1,500 prize, publication, and 25 author’s copies of a book length collection of poetry. Author receives a standard publishing contract. Initial print run is not less than 1,000 copies.
2013 judge is Charles Harper Webb.
The winning book from our 2012 contest, Phrasebook for the Pleiades by Lorraine Doran, is in production for release in January, 2014.
Learn more at www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward.
Cider Press Review’s April 2013 web issue, Volume 15, Issue 2, is now online.
Read new work by Sandra Kohler, Lois Marie Harrod, Jeanpaul Ferro, David Filer, Lorraine Doran, Rebecca Aronson, Doris Matthews, Brenda Yates, Diane Scholl, Sharon Chmielarz, Joseph Dorazio, Rachel Rostad, Christine Butterworth McDermott, Barbara Mossberg, Shawn Fawson, Susana Lang, John Davis, Susan Grimm, Grant Clauser, Kathleen Hellen, John Sibley Williams, and Jane Rosenberg LaForge.
Read the issue online today; download a Kindle version from Amazon in May.
From Phrasebook for the Pleiades, winner
of the 2012 Cider Press Review Book Award
The last ferry leaves and I watch it
become a dim light at pier’s end, thinking
it does not matter to me as my rowboat
thuds the piling. And I would lie here awhile
but everything is moving forward.
The wind wishes it of all of us: ragged net
and towline, hurricane lamp. It urges us
off our hooks. An entire island out of season,
empty slips and every other mansion
abandoned. Only the ocean insisting on its sound.
In a bay window a green balloon bobs
toward the amber chandelier. A dead seagull,
a circle of claw prints around it in the sand.
Further on, a bouquet of rose stems, petals detached
by some blunt force, the bow: immaculate,
gathering back a short-lived joy.
We leave behind scenes others come upon and wonder
what happened. The bird becomes a god
the world forms around. Broken glass takes
the shape it once made as it lit the way back.
Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 15, Issue 2.