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…

Zelda Kahan Newman visits Chicago, New York and the Library of Congress with “The Thirteenth Hour”
Zelada Kahan Newman, translator of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim’s “The Thirteenth Hour”, travels to the US this month to present readings from the book. Wednesday, September 14 7:00pm Oak Park, Chicago, IL Oak Park Temple, 1235 N Harlem Ave, Oak Park, Chicago, IL 60302 Event website: https://g.co/kgs/LCIRLY Names of other people participating in the event? :…

Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat – Public Readings Announced
The fifth annual Mayapple Writers’ Retreat will take place at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY from July 26 to 31, 2016. The program includes four public readings of poetry and prose by regional and national writers. In addition to Hudson Valley participants, this year’s writers come from Arkansas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Maryland, Western and Southern Tier…

Two Mayapple Press books honored in Hoffer and Montaigne Awards
Mayapple Press is pleased to say that two of our books have been honored in the Eric Hoffer and Montaigne Medal Awards. What Snakes Want by Kita Shantiris was shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award. The eventual winner was The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off), by Teresa Jordan, published by Counterpoint Press. The shortlist…