Mayapple Press author Brian Aldiss passes at age 92
Mayapple Press is saddened to learn of the death of Brain Aldiss. Brian was best known for his sci-fi prose (the Helliconia and Supertoys Last All Summer Long), but he also wrote non-fiction and, for us, poetry. Brian Aldiss’s Mayapple Press book “A Prehistory of Mind” was published in 2008. In addition to poetry, the…

“The Stargazer’s Embassy” by Eleanor Lerman garnering excellent reviews
Eleanor Lerman’s “The Stargazer’s Embassy” is on bookstore shelves now and we’re happy to report that the book is garnering excellent reviews in many venues. Most recently, issue number 271 of the long-running, highly-regarded, UK science fiction magazine “Interzone” ran a review of the book. The review, written by Barbara Melville, is perceptive and well…

Mayapple author Allison Joseph wins New Georgia Arts Award
Mayapple Press is pleased to say that Allison Joseph, author of Mercurial and Voice: Poems, has been selected as the very first recipient of the New Georgia Arts Award. As you’ll see from the press release below, Allison will visit the Greater Atlanta area for a number of public appearances. Here are some initial details.…

Mayapple author Allison Joseph goes viral
Allison Joseph, author of the Mayapple books Mercurial and Voice: Poems, was tickled* by Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway’s “alternative facts” ordure. So she did what a poet does, she wrote. Her poem “Alternative Facts” has become a viral sensation and is being shared all over social media. You can read “Alternative Facts” at LitHub. There…

Allison Joseph’s “Mercurial” in Poetry Magazine’s January Reading List
Mayapple Press is pleased to say that Allison Joseph’s “Mercurial” has been mentioned in Poetry Magazine’s January 2017 Reading List. Writing in the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, Aimee Nezhukumatathil says: Another gem that was a delight to read and savor out loud is Allison Joseph’s gorgeous ruby of a chapbook, Mercurial (Mayapple Press), which reminds…

“The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey places in SFPA Elgin Award
Mayapple Press is proud to note that “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey has been awarded runner-up for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Elgin Award. The Elgin Awards, named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, Chapbook and…