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 Robot Scientist’s Daughter – Jeannine Hall Gailey

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Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 80 pages
2015, ISBN: 978-1-936419-42-5 $15.95 + S&H

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Dazzling in its descriptions of a natural world imperiled by the hidden dangers of our nuclear past, this book presents a girl in search of the secrets of survival. In The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, Jeannine Hall Gailey creates for us a world of radioactive wasps, cesium in the sunflowers, and robotic daughters. She conjures the intricate menace of the nuclear family and nuclear history, juxtaposing surreal cyborgs, mad scientists from fifties horror flicks and languid scenes of

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The Secret Correspondence of Loon & Fiasco – Carlo Matos

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Flash fiction, Novella. Paper, Perfect Bound. 108 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-46-3 $15.95 + S&H

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If you’ve ever suspected that time doesn’t flow as linearly as it pretends to, that it slows down, speeds up and sometimes just goes totally off the rails, then meet Johnny Sundays — the protagonist of The Secret Correspondence of Loon & Fiasco. Johnny flees California’s Central Valley when he realizes he’s become (un)stuck. He makes his way to Chicago where time inexplicably starts to clack forward again, only

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Résumé – Chris Green

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 74 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-44-9 $15.95 + S&H

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Chris Green’s Résumé sees life as a series of jobs: pimp’s assistant, lost pet psychic, petting tent attendant, target changer, aviary security, etc. Any job is both unspeakably ordinary and mercilessly strange—stock broker or pimp’s assistant, the same. And here, slipped between poems of work, a series of “Jobless” poems reflects a recurring state of being. Also in the book, poems about the jobs of vital relatives—in Green’s family, mangy is not a bad word—all of them with perfectly strong legs, all chasers with nowhere to

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Tales of the Tetragrammaton – Paul Nemser

Poetry / Prose-poems; Paper, Perfect Bound. 30 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-43-2 $12.95

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With Tales of the Tetragrammaton, poet Paul Nemser reaches into his own childhood memories to explore the mystery at the heart of ordinary life. It is at once an evocation of a Jewish family’s life in suburban Portland, Oregon in the 1950’s, with its bowling alleys, formica countertops, and TVs, and a search for meaning and transcendence in the spirit of Jewish mysticism—as if Borges had become a writer for Sid Caesar, or Kafka were the

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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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Woman With A Gambling Mania – Catherine Anderson

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Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 60 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-41-8 $14.95 + S&H

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Woman with a Gambling Mania is an intimate journey of witness to the powers of love and art we summon within ourselves to survive. The title of the book is taken from the name of a painting by the great French Romantic artist, Théodore Géricault. In Catherine Anderson’s poem about the painting, the artist attempts to capture the fine line separating madness from

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Words For Words – An anthology by kids for everyone – Edited by Eliza Siegel

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Poetry, prose, photography, art – Paperback, perfect bound – 86 pages – $12.00 includes S&H


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A few words from the Editor:

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Words for Words is an anthology of poetry, prose, and artwork from the students of the Bennett Intermediary and Onteora Middle and High Schools (Mayapple Press is located in the Onteora School district of NY State). All of the works were submitted by students, and selected, edited, proofread, and laid out by Eliza Siegel. The book is being sold to benefit the Bennett School library.

From the editor:
My name is Eliza Siegel and I am currently a junior at Onteora High School. For as long as I can remember, reading and writing have been central to my happiness, and have served as a means of

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4 Rms w Vu – Susana H. Case

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Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 72 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-39-5 $15.95 plus S&H

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4 Rms w Vu, Susana H. Case’s latest collection, consists of poems focused on human connections in their various manifestations, including: romantic relationships, both whole and broken, parent-child relationships, and our relationship to death and loss. The work uses the metaphorical floor plan of a New York City apartment, though the rooms are somewhat of a departure from the conventional kitchen and living room, to organize mind and memory. The view alluded to in the abbreviated parlance of

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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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