Cider Press Review’s inaugural web issue, CPR Volume 14, Issue 1, is now online. Read new work by Aran Donovan, Mercedes Lawry, Daye Phillippo, Janet Barry, Athena Kildegaard, Luke Whisnant, Tim Suermondt, James Cox, Wendy Drexler, Jin Cordaro, Ronda Broatch, Julia Esacove, Stan Sanvel Rubin, Cory McClellan, René Char, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Sharon Olson, Jennifer Finstrom, Sandra Stone, Laura J. Martin, Doug Ramspeck, and Sara Dailey. Read the issue online today; download a Kindle version from Amazon next week.
A shovel scraping bare
rock, carving up another little piece of my heart,
hoarse with it, coarse with it,
the shrill trills and come-on cries,
no slaking that thirst, that voice a saber
of thistles and pearl, that American way of making it
all up, severing the tyranny
of home ties, peacocking,
packed tight in gold lamé
like black powder
in a flintlock musket,
her colonies rebellious, and all
embargoed cargo dumped
from the dock.
Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 14, Issue 1.
The Editors of Cider Press Review would like to congratulate our 2011 Pushcart Prize nominees:
Read their nominated poems online in Cider Press Review, Volume 12.