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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Plane Surfaces / Plano de Incidencia – Judith Kerman, translated by Johnny Durán

Plane Surfaces / Plano de Incidencia - Judith Kerman translated by Johnny Durán

Plane Surfaces / Plano de Incidencia – Judith Kerman translated by Johnny Durán

Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Paper, perfect bound, 134 pp
$15 plus s&h
2002, CCLEH (Santo Domingo)
ISBN 0-932412-20-3

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Plane Surfaces
by Judith Kerman

The mirror says, “Big deal.”
You look like a balloon: taut and prosperous
or wrinkled, sad, leaked-out.
Ancestors part the veil,
peer through an impression of your face,
but only momentarily,
like putting a finger into water—
then the surface heals.
Silver fluid: time, mercury
from a broken fever thermometer
chasing its tail
on

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3 Marbles – Judith Kerman

3 Marbles - Judith Kerman

3 Marbles – Judith Kerman

Paper, saddlestitched, 28 pp
$7.00 plus s&h
1999, Cranberry Tree Press
ISBN 0-9684218-1-4

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Fireflies
by Judith Kerman

In the dark, fireflies
above the tall grass, in the leaves,
over the lake, a circling fermentation.
We slide out
from overhanging trees,
our paddles disturbing
reflections of stars.
|The bubbles rise,
the green light of the bug’s tail
floats up gleaming
below the blur of wings,
random, and not random,
and friendly,
and driven.
On and off
the flash of need
across the dark:
it’s how I know you, that rhythm,

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Mothering & Dream of Rain – Judith Kerman

Mothering & Dream of Rain - Judith Kerman

Mothering & Dream of Rain – Judith Kerman

Paper, perfect bound, 88 pp
$12 plus s&h
1996, Ridgeway Press
ISBN 0-932412-22-X

Mothering is also available in a computer-based hypertext, published in Eastgate Quarterly Review of Hypertext #2.2


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from Mothering
by Judith Kerman

she sees him walking toward her across the sea floor, slow-motion . the light is

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