Distant Music – John Palen
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 74 pages 2017, ISBN: 978-1-936419-74-6 $15.95 & S&H Note: You don’t have to have a PayPal account in order to use the PayPal button, just a credit card. Distant Music by John Palen is available for Kindle here. The poems in John Palen’s Distant Music inhabit a harsh Midwestern America of…

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…

In Which We See Our Selves: American Ghazals – Eric Torgersen
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 44 pages 2017, ISBN: 978-1-936419-72-2 $12.95 + $4 S&H Note: You don’t have to have a PayPal account in order to use the PayPal button, just a credit card. With In Which We See Our Selves, Eric Torgersen begins with the formal structure of the ghazal as popularized by Agha Shahid…

A White Page Demands Its Letters – Toni Ortner
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 40 pages 2016, ISBN: 978-1-936419-70-8 $12.95 + S&H Note: You don’t have to have a PayPal account in order to use the PayPal button, just a credit card. In A White Page Demands Its Letters, Toni Ortner records the pain of divorce and other loss. The poetic cycle, Dream Sequence, placed…

“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? :…