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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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 blue and shifting it falls in curtains and rays . there are fish all around, swimming between them like stars, blue and striped and shiny . he walks like a robot, if he holds her she will hear his engine running, she can feel nuts and bolts holding his elbows together she says, Deep Sea Diver I love you with your silence with your dark blue movements with the world floating away with birth and death in one place


Judith Kerman is the editor/publisher of Mayapple Press. Her prose poem book, Mothering (Uroboros Books/Allegany Mountain Press, 1978) received Honorable Mention in the 1978 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award competition; it has been reissued with a companion play in Mothering & Dream of Rain (Ridgeway Press, 1996) and as a Storyspace ™ hypertext in Eastgate Quarterly Review of Hypertext 2.2.