Taking Notice – Patricia McNair
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 60 pp. $14.95 plus s&h 2007, ISBN 978-0932412-560 Patricia McNair’s poems combine an earthy honesty with consistent alertness to the beauty of everyday life, especially in family and nature. Whether noticing the ordinary miracles of the suburban backyard, remembering her Oklahoma girlhood, or struggling with the difficulties of divorce and illness,…

Instead – David Lunde
$14.95 plus s&h 2007, ISBN 0-932412-48-3 ISBN+13 978-0932412-485 David Lunde’s second title with Mayapple Press, Instead, is a collection of the various ways memory is evoked. Lunde finds similarity between a man and his dog-headed cane, the reconstruction of an ancient building and the uneasy integration of two cultures, and his toddler and a communist…

I Would Stay Forever If I Could and New Poems – Larry Levy
Paper, saddlestitched, 60 pp $12.95 plus s&h 2007, ISBN 0-932412-45–9 This expanded edition replaces the original chapbook, which is out of print. Little League by Larry Levy The fathers always called us “men,” and drilled by growling “hey” and “hup” and, for any hurt, shrugged “rub it up.” After pre-game prayer, I prayed again for…

Lands I Live In –  Zilka Joseph
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 42 pp. $12.95 plus s&h 2007, ISBN 0-932412-47-5 In richly detailed, exuberant poems, Zilka Joseph embraces the vivid passions of her childhood home in Calcutta and the complex hopes and fears implicit in her move to the Midwest. These poems capture in evocative and specific ways the living-in-two cultures of America…

The Sky Over Walgreens –  Chris Green
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp. $14.95 plus s&h 2007, ISBN 978-0932412-546 Chris Green is a wonderful poet of contemporary American life. Compassionate, candid, funny and smart, these poems explore things we know but are often unable to say about our everyday lives. Encountering other poets, books, animals, marriage, family, even the suburban strip mall…

Parts That Were Once Whole – Nancy Botkin
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 72 pp. $14.95 plus s&h 2007, ISBN 0-932412-49-1 Beautifully honest and heartbreaking, Parts That Were Once Whole boldly exposes the human psyche. Botkin examines questions of mortality, consciousness, and the concept of self. Memories start as solid events and become fragmented over time; Botkin takes those fragments and creates a luminous…

With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country – Angela Williams
Paper, perfect bound, 130 pp $17.95 plus s&h 2006, ISBN 0-932412-41-6 2006 Pushcart Prize nominee With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country by Angela Williams Do you know: How maraschinos are made? Why there aren’t any pitless cherries? What makes a great cherry margarita? Cherries are to…

Detroit Stories – Rhoda Stamell
Paper, perfect bound, 102 pp $18.50 plus s&h 2006, ISBN 0-932412-38-6   “Detroit Stories” by Rhoda Stamell is available on Kindle. Click to download from Amazon Mayapple Press’s first fiction publication. As Charles Baxter says, “All the grit, humor, intelligence and darkness of Detroit” can be found in this collection of stories about people struggling…

Light That Sounds Like Breaking – Lynn Pattison
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 102 pp $16.00 plus s&h 2006, ISBN 0-932412-40-8 In these richly sensuous poems, Lynn Pattison explores the natural world, body politics, the life and work of Marc Chagall, Asian cultural influences filtered through an American sensibility and more, within an overall sequence loosely structured as a journey. The book’s stunning imagery…