At AWP 2015 cream city review will be part of an offsite reading with Line Break and Devils Lake.
There will also be a “Returning the Gift” panel, based on our previous issue, 38.1.
And, as always, there will be a cream city review table at the Bookfair.
We hope to see you there, April 8-11 in Minneapolis, MN!
Our team is hard at work planning a number of events for our 40th anniversary.
We’re planning to make it an year worth remembering!
cream city review/UWM will be hosting the last Midwestern Friendlies meet for this academic year!
When: Saturday, March 7, 7-10pm (discounted Friendlies menu and drink begins at 6:30pm in the Friendlies room)
Where: Polonez, 4016 S Packard Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53235 (Voted Milwaukee’s best Polish restaurant & owned by the family of one of our own poets, Peter Burzynski!)
Who: Writers from UWM’s creative writing graduate program will be joined by readers from other Midwestern graduate writing programs, including Northern Michigan University, The Ohio State University and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
About the Midwestern Friendly Reading Series
This reading series is the brainchild of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign MFA candidates Sara Fan, Zachariah McVickers, and Kristin Walters. The term “Friendly” comes from the colloquial name for exhibition matches in soccer leagues, which have no competitive value and serve to better the skills of all participants.
We believe the Midwest is a major hub for writing talent and potential. Thus, we want to create a student-run league that fosters a fun, supportive network of emerging writers in the “Flyover States” so that we can share our work, meet like-minded peers and widen our respective audiences. And travel and meet each other!
The meet is free and open to all interested – please spread the word! We will be organizing a carpool for those who live near UWM and want a ride. For questions, more info or to join the carpool, e-mail email@example.com
Here’s the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/925361614163279
We hope to see you there!
We’d like to say, once more, congratulations to the new Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Kimberly Blaeser.
And don’t forget, you can still purchase issue 21.1 featuring Kim’s poem “your old lost loves” for just $5.
For today’s throwback Thursday, we are featuring a poem by the new Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Kimberly Blaeser! cream city wants to congratulate her on this honor!
Here is her poem “your old lost loves,” which appeared in cream city review issue 21.1 from 1996.
your old lost loves
Kimberly M. Blaeser
for I have left
the same handsome men
standing in photos
with that girl
from my past
seeing them grow younger
hearing their deep
in the rustle of each fall’s leaves
ankle deep in mud
I turn to you
young laughing ghost
never quite matching
ooh la la
I need those memories
and no papa
some lovers I know
some by heart
for I stand
just as you did
on the same lake shore
watching darkness come
suns setting in unison
casting long shadows
one after another
across the years
old lost loves
you and I
clasping identical dark hands
smelling of clay and damp pine
song of owl and loon
endless and lonesome
lingering night sounds
back and forth across
a single lake
As a special for this week’s throwback Thursday, if you order in the next two weeks you can get the 21.1 back issue of Cream City Review, featuring this poem by Kimberly Blaeser, along with work by Alexander Long, Vivian Shipley, Sandra J. Chu, Thomas Larson, and many more, for just $5! Simply download our order form here, and indicate that you would like issue 21.1!
Also, we would like to invite everyone to the official “passing of the torch” reading, featuring the outgoing Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Max Garland, and the incoming Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Kimberly Blaeser. This event will take place at Woodland Pattern Bookstore on Sunday, February 22 at 2pm. Click here to check out the Facebook event page.
cream city review would like to welcome our new staff members for the coming year:
Jeremy Carnes – Web Editor
View our entire staff here. Thanks to everyone for the work they put into to make this magazine what it is!