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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Mercurial – Allison Joseph

Allison Joseph - Mercurial - Front cover

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 40 pages
2016, ISBN: 978-1-936419-64-7 $12.95

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Mercurial is also available on Kindle


About Mercurial
Mercurial is the latest collection of poems from Allison Joseph: always accessible, musical, full of hard-earned wisdom, sass, and courage. Joseph writes about everyday situations in deft, heartfelt poems that span the spectrum of poetic ambition–free verse narrative, short lyrics, traditional rhyming forms and topical meditations. She is a poet of song and strut, an ambassador for the written word’s deviations and variations, a

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Starting Friction – Tenea D. Johnson

Starting Friction - Tenea D. Johnson

Starting Friction – Tenea D. Johnson

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 38 pp.
$12.95 plus s&h
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-621

Tenea D. Johnson’s poems are uniquely observant; they captivate and surprise from choreographing butterflies turned to dust, to Kentucky woods and suburbia. Johnson’s intricate language invites the reader to connect with the images, music, and tastes of a woman vulnerably exposed. Both urban and natural, Starting Friction resounds with a hope for a nation full of complexity and conflict.


The Water Has Pushed Through

by Tenea D. Johnson

A narrow stream cuts through the earth
turned to stone
by the weight of trees and time.

I found this stretch of stream with
the perfect gurgle and sat next to it all afternoon.

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Detroit Stories – Rhoda Stamell

Detroit Stories - Rhoda Stamell

Detroit Stories – Rhoda Stamell

Paper, perfect bound, 102 pp
$18.50 plus s&h
2006, ISBN 0-932412-38-6

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Mayapple Press’s first fiction publication. As Charles Baxter says, “All the grit, humor, intelligence and darkness of Detroit” can be found in this collection of stories about people struggling to love

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