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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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Early Sunday Morning, Outside the French Quarter
by Louisa Howerow

Loose newspapers hook into the crease
between the buildings and the pavement,
where someone lost a shoe, broke a bottle,

left a sharp trail of urine to a closed door.
Across the street, a man sits on the curb,
head between his legs. No living statue

painted silver here, no boozy tourists spilling
into sidewalks. We don’t venture any further.
In the next block, someone might open a window

to air out a bedroom, call and shake her children
gently awake, hurry off to wait tables. All we know
is whatever we see might unnerve us, by being

too different or too much like home. A police car stops,
and it’s something to do with the man on the curb.
We try not to stare. Later we’ll tell anyone who’ll listen,

we needed to stay, take cell-phone videos, bear witness
just in case an officer pinned the man to the pavement,
knelt on his trussed arms. No one was bothered.


Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 16, Issue 3.

Louisa HowerowLouisa Howerow’s latest poems appeared in Rabbit Poetry (Australia), Antiphon (UK), and Mom Egg Review (USA).

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Cider Press Review Volume 16, Issue 3 Debuts July 1

CPR Volume 16, Issue 3The latest issue of Cider Press Review, Volume 16, Issue 3, premiers overnight July 1, 2014 starting at midnight (PST).

Volume 16, Issue 3 includes poems by Nancy Carol Moody, Maggie Blake, Gemma Cooper-Novack, Jose Araguz, Carol V. Davis, Colleen Michaels, Mary Moore, Kevin Phan, Diane Lockward, Gary Hawkins, Sandra Marchetti, Carol Berg, Andrea Potos, Jennifer Jackson Berry, Lisa Cihlar, S. Jordan, Marq Wilson, Jimmie Cumbie, Louisa Howerow, Mark Wagenaar, Susannah Nevison, Sarah Henning, Rebecca Baggett, Evelyn Farbman, and Sharon Chmielarz. Review of Anthony DiMatteo’s “Beautiful Problems: Poems” by Susana H. Case.