Mayapple Press is pleased to note that Jane O. Wayne, author of The Other Place You Live, is to be awarded the St. Louis Tradition of Literary Excellence Award. The Award will be presented at the Gala Opening Event of the Lit in the Lou festival, 7 p.m. October 2 at University City Hall’s fifth floor.
From the press release:
“The award, which was created in 2014 and is funded by the Municipal Commission of Arts & Letters of University City, is given “to honor the work of a living local author whose literary achievement has won national and international acclaim and, in so doing, has contributed to the distinction of the St. Louis area, upholding its tradition as a center of literary excellence.”
Congratulations Jane! We’re proud to publish The Other Place You Live.
Readers can get a copy of The Other Place You Live here
Here’s an article about the Award and the Lit in the Lou Festival from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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A poem from What Snakes Want by Kita Shantiris has been selected for Poetry Daily’s “Poem of the Day” feature.
Poetry Daily plans to present “Making Sparks” on Saturday October 3rd.
Read “Making Sparks” on Poetry Daily here (on and after Saturday October 3rd, 2015)
You can read see reviews and another poem from the book on our own What Snakes Want by Kita Shatiris page.
Sarah Carson’s Buick City is reviewed in the Fall 2015 issue of Rain Taxi (Volume 20, Number 3, #79). Penny Guisinger writes:
Sentences […] seem to careen recklessly around corners, but they are imbued with gravity, built to keep readers from being flung off the track. Each narrative swells to fill every small shred of real estate afforded it on the page.
Near the end of the book, after readers have been convinced of Michigan’s slide into despair, the author reminds us she wrote this love letter “just cause some things aren’t ever really as bad as they seem.” In Sarah Carson’s hands, this is not a feel-good platitude: it’s a pragmatic anthem of hope.
The Fall 2015 issue of Rain Taxi is Volume 20, Number 3. Or #79. You can order your copy here: Rain Taxi (Volume 20, Number 3, #79)
You can order your copy of Buick City here http://mayapplepress.com/sarah-carson-buick-city/
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 80 pages
2015, ISBN: 978-1-936419-55-5
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This book is about loss – parents, lovers, friends, pets, all those whose absence is felt strongly. Loss is approached through myth, through despair, through sensory detail like the empty hollow in the bed, or from the viewpoint of the shoes abandoned in the closet.
Twenty-five years ago Ruggieri wrote “no one I love has ever died.” This book looks at what time does to us all.
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