Mayapple Press is a small literary press founded in 1978 by poet and editor Judith Kerman. We celebrate literature that is both challenging and accessible: poetry that transcends the categories of "mainstream" and "avant-garde"; women's writing; the Great Lakes/Northeastern culture; the recent immigrant experience; poetry in translation; science fiction poetry.
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Zarathustra in Love – Gerry LaFemina

Zarathustra in Love - Gerry LaFemina

Zarathustra in Love – Gerry LaFemina

Paper, perfect bound, 44 pp
$8.50 plus s&h
2000, ISBN 0-932412-18-1

Taking on everything from Persian prophets to Bigfoot, Jim Nabors to UFO’s, Berlitz tapes to the George Forman grill, these prose-poems elevate the notion of unpredictability and delight.

Early Experiments in Ingesting Fire
by Gerry LaFemina

I was born in the month of multiple fires and grew up watching my father before the crowds: his neck arced back, hair dangling, veins as if embossed on the tender flesh, and his mouth wide. Above him the baton, its small dollop of blue flame descending until his lips closed around it. I started with marshmallows that got too close to the coals; held them on their

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The Book of Clown Baby / Figures from the Big Time Circus Book – Gerry LaFemina

Popup Edition - The Book of Clown Baby / Figures from the Big Top - Gerry LaFemina

The Book of Clown Baby / Figures from the Big Time Circus Book – Gerry LaFemina

Paper, perfect bound, 60 pp
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-50-5

Special Pop-up Edition $19.95 plus s&h

This is a double collection of playful and surprisingly moving poems on themes of clowning and circus life. The Book of Clown Baby relates the fantastic character of Clown Baby, occupied by visions of trick horses, parades and high-wire acts, to the

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