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Volume 16, Issue 4 is Now Online

CPR Volume 16, Issue 4The latest issue of Cider Press Review, Volume 16, Issue 4, premiered overnight October 1, 2014.

Volume 16, Issue 4 includes poems by Heather Sommer, Geri Rosenzweig, Rachel Heimowitz, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Matthew Zingg, Carolyn Moore, Kelly Terwilliger, Jimmie Cumbie, LeRoy N. Sorenson, Jude Marr, Mercedes Lawry, Brian Patrick Heston, David Hathwell, Michael G. Smith, Patricia L. Hamilton, Ryan Vine, Sarah Estes, Susannah Nevison, Alexandra van de Kamp, Lisken Van Pelt Dus, Kristin LaTour, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Michael Collins, Ruth Williams, Jose Angel Araguz.

Also read new reviews of books by Phylinda Moore, reviewed by Sarah Spath, and Susana H. Case, reviewed by Laura Madeline Wiseman.

This, animal
by Heather Sommer

Autumn again and we’re both in our own corners of elsewhere. I wonder if you sit by the window, too. I wonder, of all your former lovers, who you’re thinking of. This is that time, after all, when the heart plays sudden death with nostalgia. I know from my window I can see mountaintops even though it’s too dark to see them now. How I felt when you wrote after so long. When the leaves start to turn, I undress. Animals can sense a storm. I wonder if you sit by the window, too. I wonder how much of what I left can you taste. Like omen. Like refract, lovely, portend. I’m accused of fragmenting and it’s likely so. This, what I’m worst at. This, animal.

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 16, Issue 4.

Heather SommerHeather Sommer earned her MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in decomP magazinE, H.O.W. Journal, Columbia Poetry Review and [PANK]. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Zak, and cat, Jade.

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Stoned Librettist
by Geri Rosenzweig

Shadow my one and only
for dusk on the roads

you’re like Bly’s
lovers who go home
through the dark autumn nights.

Here are the sheets
I pulled off the line,

with sun and wind,
here’s a bird,
juggling songs

in the dogwood like a stoned librettist.
How many
heavens do you need?

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 16, Issue 4.

Geri Rosenzweig was born and grew up in Ireland. Work has appeared in Nimrod, Rhino, and Poet Lore. She won the BBC Wildlife Magazine Poetry Award, the Rueben Rose Award, (Visions Israel), the Walt Whitman Poetry Society, NY Poetry Award. She has had two chapbooks published, and a collection, Under the Jasmine Moon (HMS Press, Canada).

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