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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Women Longing to Fly – Sara Kay Rupnik

Women Longing to Fly - Sara Kay Rupnik

Prose. Paper, Perfect Bound. 106 pages
2015, ISBN: 978-1-936419-50-0
$15.95 & S+H

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From Lila, who buys a handgun to ease her broken heart, to Maura, who takes a stranger to a motel, Women Longing to Fly contains stories of women on the brink. There is the Yankee-born mother trying to raise Southern children, and the daughter whose sister disappeared after the Kent

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Sarah Carson – Buick City

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Prose Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 80 pages
2015, ISBN: 978-1-936419-48-7 $14.95 + S&H

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Told in prose poems, Buick City is a coming-of-age tale about growing up in the deindustrialized Midwest – about trailer park kids fending for themselves while laid-off parents navigate their new minimum wage jobs; about teenagers inventing sex on the loading dock behind the convenience store; about young people yearning for a life beyond making a living and fighting with customers at the 24 hour supermarket. From neighborhood Casanovas to part-time hitmen to grandmothers run-ragged,

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A Brief Moment of Weightlessness – Victoria Fish

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Fiction – Short Stories. Paper, Perfect Bound. 145 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-40-1 $16.95 + S&H

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A Brief Moment of Weightlessness is a collection of short stories that illuminate the beauty and extraordinariness of “ordinary” lives. Each explores the human desire for connectedness and grace. The stories range from large upheavals such as how a marriage shifts when a spouse loses a limb or how a girl reconfigures her world when her father

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A Different Harbor – Elizabeth Genovise

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Short stories. Paper, Perfect Bound. 82 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-38-8 $15.95 plus S&H

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The impulse to salvage, to resurrect, is always with us. The stories in A Different Harbor portray lives that have all the depth and wild weather of the Great Lakes, but are in desperate need of affirmation. From a child who has lost his mother, to a woman struggling to move on after a disastrous marriage, the characters in these stories flail for any chance to revive what they have lost. They

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The Grandson of Heinrich Schliemann & Other Truths and Fictions – David Lunde

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Prose Poems / Flash Fiction. Paper, Perfect Bound. 75 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-36-4 $15.95 plus S&H

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David Lunde describes his new book as a collection of prose poems and flash fictions which explore the oddness and unpredictability of our lives and minds. A few pieces are based on overheard conversations, slightly edited, that seemed to expose the characters’ being and future. Some pieces are based on actual people and events, such as the title piece, “The Grandson of

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Under Foot – Stephen Lewandowski

Under Foot by Stephen Lewandowski

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 80 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-32-6
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Combine a life-long love of literature, an amateur (loving) interest in and study of Natural History and a professional career in soil conservation, and you will arrive at Under Foot, a book-length series of poems and essays by Stephen Lewandowski.

Under Foot has a strong elegiac feel. Lewandowski’s earlier books of poems (there are ten) are about love and nature. Now, Under Foot brings in death as a third great theme. But Under Foot is anything but gloomy. Instead it develops perspectives—some comic, some serious—on this universal theme and necessity.

If books can be elemental, Under Foot is

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Small Economies – John Palen

Small Economies - John Palen

Small Economies – John Palen

Fiction. Paper, Perfect Bound. 58pp.
$13.95 plus S&H
2012, ISBN 978-1-936419-09-8

Small Economies’s short stories and flash fictions are economical in narration but comprehensive in their suggestion of the past, present, and future lives of their characters. The moments they contain are set against the background of diverse public spaces: the institutions, stores, factories, restaurants, even the street corners where people must come together and choose to serve, reject, or compete against one another. Palen writes with a poet’s sensitivity to language and the physical, as well as empathy for all of his characters. The stories convey his clear

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Janet Planet – Eleanor Lerman

Janet Planet - Eleanor Lerman

Janet Planet – Eleanor Lerman

Fiction. Paper, Perfect Bound. 208pp.
$17.95 plus S&H
2011, ISBN 978-1-936419-067

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Janet Planet is a unique work that attempts to showcase the young and rebellious spirit of a Woodstock generation that eventually grew up-and away-from those glorious hippie days. In the novel, Janet Harris-known as Janet Planet-is the reader’s guide into and out of the psychedelic years as she joins Jorge Castelan (a fictionalized Castaneda) and his circle of

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Metal and Plum: A Memoir – Andrei Guruianu

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Metal and Plum: A Memoir – Andrei Guruianu

Prose. Paper, Perfect Bound. 124pp.
$16.95 plus S&H
2010, ISBN 978-0932412-966


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Soccer balls putter down dusty streets, classmates

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The Blonde on the Train – Eleanor Lerman

The Blonde on the Train - Eleanor Lerman

The Blonde on the Train – Eleanor Lerman

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 164pp.
$16.95 plus S&H
2009, ISBN 978-0932412-737

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From Greenwich Village in the ’60s to Woodstock, NY, to an airport in the Midwest, Eleanor Lerman’s stunning short stories explore the disenchantment of this world, with love

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