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Mayapple author Allison Joseph wins New Georgia Arts Award

Allison Joseph - author of "Mercurial" and "Voice: Poems"


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. We’ll fill more in as we get closer to the dates.

  • Tuesday, March 7: reading at Spelman (hosted by Opal Moore)
    7pm Cosby Small Auditorium, Lower Level, 32 Olivia Hanks Cosby Building, Spelman College S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314

  • Thursday, March 9: reading in Kathy Cashen, UWG
    Kathy Cashen Hall, Humanities Building, University of West Georgia, Carrolton GA 30118

  • Friday, March 10: begins residency at AIR Serenbe
  • Saturday, March 11: cocktail party and joint reading at Serenbe (8pm to 10pm) – Joint event with Ray Christian
    Oak Room, Inn at Serenbe, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road Palmetto, GA, 30268
    Tickets: http://www.airserenbe.com/…

  • Tuesday March 14: visits high school in Newnan during the

    …….    Read more about Mayapple author Allison Joseph wins New Georgia Arts Award

Mayapple author Allison Joseph goes viral

Allison Joseph - Mercurial - Front cover

Allison Joseph – Mercurial

Allison Joseph – Voice: Poems

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 are sharing buttons at the bottom of that page, should you choose to share.

WNIJ will be airing Allison’s reading of the poem this Friday (Jan. 26) during WNIJ’s presentation of Morning Edition. Listen at WNIJ.org at 5:45am (Central) & 7:45 a.m. (Central). When we have audio, we’ll also post it here.

(Jan. 30, 2017 EDIT) Here is the page with Allison reading: http://northernpublicradio.org/post/poets-take-alternative-facts
And, in case of link rot, here is the audio of the reading:

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    Zelda Kahan Newman visits Chicago, New York and the Library of Congress with “The Thirteenth Hour”

    The Thireteenth Hour by Rivka Basman Ben Haim - front cover


    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? : Rabbi Max Weiss, Michael Bass

    Monday, September 19 12:00pm Washington, DC
    Pickford Theater 3rd Floor, James Madison Building 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20540
    Library of Congress event site: https://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/Upcomingevents/UpcomingEvents.html

    Wednesday, September 21 7:00pm Bronx, NY
    Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10471 (Student Commons Room 5C)

    Monday, September 26 11:00am Bronx, NY
    Lehman College Library 250 Bedford Park Blvd. , Bronx NY 10468
    Treehouse Conference Room 317

    Zelda will read from the book and discuss Rivka and her poems. The translator will also be available for questions and for book signings. the book will be available for sale at every location,

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    Mayapple author Sarah Carson on Radio Free Albion poetry podcast

    Sarah Carson

    Sarah Carson, author of Buick City, is featured on Episode 33 of the Radio Free Albion Poetry Podcast with Tony Trigilio. The program is about 46 minutes long.

    You can listen to it on the RFA Page, and find other poetry podcasts at the RFA home page.

    We have also archived the audio below.

    http://mayapplepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RFApodcast-carson.mp3

    Judith Kerman and Lorraine Schein to read – Mt. Tremper, NY – Saturday June 4th, 2016

    The Futurist’s Mistress – Lorraine Schein

    On Saturday June 4th Mayapple Press publisher Judith Kerman and Mayapple Press author Lorraine Schein will participate in the Catskill Interpretive Center’s Book Fair. They are scheduled to read at 2pm and they will be selling and signing books all day.

    Judith Kerman will read from her new book “Aleph, broken: poems from my diaspora“. This book is an evocative and powerful collection of poems, where personal history collides
    with ancestral memories, a sense of elegiac longing is tempered by language of exquisite beauty. Judy will also be on hand to sell her other books and translations.

    Lorraine Schein, author of “The Futurist’s Mistress,” will read from her recent works and will also be on hand to sign her books.

    The Book Fair is a regular event at the CIC. Two speakers’ tents will feature the work of over 20 presenters. Participating authors include Carol and

    …….    Read more about Judith Kerman and Lorraine Schein to read – Mt. Tremper, NY – Saturday June 4th, 2016

    Mayapple author Jean Nordhaus to appear at Washington DC’s Literary Hill Bookfest and to read at Tunnicliff’s – Sunday May 1st, 2016

    Jean Nordhaus, author of Memos From the Broken World will read as part of the Literary Hill Bookfest in Washington DC on Sunday May 1st. The event gets underway at 11am at Eastern Market, 225 Seventh Street, SE.

    Then, at 3pm, Jean and a number of other poets will read at Tunnicliff’s Tavern, just across the street at 222 7th St SE. Books will also be for sale at the reading.

    Many Capitol Hill writers will be on hand selling and signing book on Sunday. Here’s a page with the lineup of writers appearing at the Literary Hill Bookfest

    Mayapple Press authors Susana H. Case and Gretchen Primack to read this weekend

    Susana Case - 4 Rms w Vu - Front Cover

       

    Come out and support live poetry!

    Susana H. Case
    Friday, November 20, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where: Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Dr, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, United States
    Author Name : Susana H. Case
    Name of Mayapple book: 4 Rms w Vu
    Date : November 20, 2015
    Starting time of event : 7:30 PM
    Street address : Hudson Valley Writers Center 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
    Author Website : http://iris.nyit.edu/~shcase/
    Names of other people participating in the event: Cornelius Eady & Rough Magic, Ann Cefola, Margo Taft Stever, Robin Messing
    Event website: http://www.writerscenter.org/event/88fef06de34218dcd0d373442b92eb27

    Sunday, November 22, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
    Where: JCC on the Hudson, 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 (map)
    Author: Susana H. Case
    Name of Mayapple book: 4 Rms w Vu
    Event name: Sundays @ the J with George and Friends
    Date : Sunday November 22, 2015
    Starting time of

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    Mayapple Press authors Judith Kerman and Helen Ruggieri to read – Saugerties , NY – Thursday October 22, 2015

    Helen Ruggieri - The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time - front cover

    Postcards From America – Judith Kerman – Post Traumatic Press

    The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time – Helen Ruggieri

    Judith Kerman and Helen Ruggieri will each read from their new books at the New World Home Cooking Poetry Series on Thursday October 22nd, 2015.

    Judith Kerman’s “Postcards from America” has just been published by Post Traumatic Press. Judith will happily sign copies of this and her other books after the event.

    Helen Ruggieri’s “The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time” has just been published by Mayapple Press. Helen will also happily sign copies of this and her other books after the event.

    The readings will be bracketed by short open mic sessions.

    New World Home Cooking has plenty of free parking. The food and drink is excellent. The Poetry Series takes place in the back room, away from the convivial hubbub of the main room. Free admission, of course, but donations are welcome.

    Map

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    Mayapple Author Susana H. Case to read in New England – October 10 and 11, 2015

    Susana H Case - Author of 4 rms w Vu

    Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu, travels to Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire for readings on October 10th and 11th.

    First, on Saturday October 10th, Susana will participate in the University of New England’s Natives and Vistors: Poets in Portland event. The event takes place at the UNE Art Gallery and gets under way at 3pm. Susana will be joined by John Perrault, Betsy Sholl, Margo Taft Stever and Estha Weiner. This event is free and open to the public. Authors will happily sign your copy of their book. Or you can buy a copy there.

    Then, on Sunday October 11th, Susana will travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for RiverRun Bookstore’s John Perrault and friends Poetry Afternoon. The event takes place at RiverRun Bookstore and gets under way at 2pm. Susana will again be joined by Margo Taft Stever, Estha Weiner and John Perrault. The bookstore will be happy to sell you copies of the

    …….    Read more about Mayapple Author Susana H. Case to read in New England – October 10 and 11, 2015

    Kita Shantiris, author of “What Snakes Want”, is all over the place!

    Kita Shantiris, author of "What Snakes Want"

    In case you cannot see the embedded video above: Watch Kita Shantiris reading at Bowery Poetry Club (19 minutes, YouTube video)

    Listen to Kita Shantiris reading from What Snakes Want. From the “Why Poetry” program with host Paul Lieber on KPFK Public Radio – January 22, 2015

    NPR Santa Cruz – Hear the host read poems from Kita’s book, along with poems from Ostriker, Simic and an anthology. (1 hour)

    A half hour interview with Kita Shantiris by Susan Dobbe Chase