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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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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With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country – Angela Williams

With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country - Angela Williams

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 Northern Michigan what oranges are to Florida! In this highly personal view of Michigan’s cherry industry, Angela Williams cooks up a delightful confection of reminiscences, poems, recipes, facts and photos. Find out how cherry growing got started in the state and which Michigan cultural traditions

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Detroit Stories – Rhoda Stamell

Detroit Stories - Rhoda Stamell

Detroit Stories – Rhoda Stamell

Paper, perfect bound, 102 pp
$18.50 plus s&h
2006, ISBN 0-932412-38-6

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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 to love

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How We Move the Air – Garnett Kilberg Cohen

How We Move the Air - Garnett Kilberg Cohen

How We Move the Air – Garnett Kilberg Cohen

Paper, perfect bound, 110 pp
$16.95 plus s&h
2010, ISBN 978-0932412-935


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How We Move the Air tells the story of musician Jake Doyle’s suicide and how, over time, it affected those who knew him. In seven linked stories, Garnett Kilberg Cohen explores the complex ways in which people choose to remember—or not remember—the past.

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The Art of Ruin – Rhoda Stamell

The Art of Ruin - Rhoda Stamell

The Art of Ruin – Rhoda Stamell

Novel. Paper, perfect bound, 126 pp
$18.95 plus s&h
2009, ISBN 978-0932412-782

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Suliman grew up as a street kid in Detroit. In jail, he began to understand himself as a man who can change things with his hands and his sense of beauty. When he meets Kate, an older woman who has always found her sense of worth in sexual relationships, she becomes his patron. Although she is unable to free herself from her own rigid sense of how things are supposed to be, Kate helps Suliman to reinvent himself as a successful artist, finding

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