Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 94 pages
2016, ISBN: 978-1-936419-68-5 $15.95 + S&H
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The various speakers of Nola Garrett’s Ledge: New and Selected Poems talk with each other even as they confront their crisis decisions, well aware of the treachery, beauty, danger, and history that have brought them to the moment of each poem. The new poems, some formal, some free verse, are set mostly in Western Pennsylvania and Florida. A teen age brother’s death haunts many of the Pennsylvania settings. One three-poem series is spoken by an alligator. A husband speaks out of his dementia’s fear and confusion
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Mayapple Press is pleased to say that two of our books have been honored in the Eric Hoffer and Montaigne Medal Awards.
What Snakes Want by Kita Shantiris was shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award. The eventual winner was The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off), by Teresa Jordan, published by Counterpoint Press. The shortlist is here. Congratulations to Kita for the august company in which she finds herself!
Kita was also awarded an “Honorable Mention” in the poetry section.
The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey was shortlisted for the Montaigne Medal. Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the Montaigne Medal to the most thought-provoking books. These are books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought. The Montaigne Medal is given in honor of the great French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, who influenced people such as William
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Mayapple Press is happy to announce that What Snakes Want by Kita Shantiris is in contention for two different book awards.
Foreword Reviews has named What Snakes Want as a 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist in the Poetry (Adult Non-Fiction) category. The Foreword Reviews Award winners will be announced at an event at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, in June.
What Snakes Want is also short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Award. The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer. In addition to the grand prize, Hoffer honors are bestowed by press type and category, and also through the Montaigne Medal, da Vinci Eye, and First Horizon Award. The 2016 results will be announced within the month.
Good luck to Kita! What Snakes Want is a special book, and Mayapple Press is proud to have been involved in bringing it to discriminating
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