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Mayapple author Chris Green to read – Chicago, IL – Saturday November 8th, 2014


Chris Green, author of three Mayapple Press titles, Résumé, Epiphany School and The Sky Over Walgreens will read at The Dollhouse Reading Series #36 on Saturday the 8th. The event starts at 7:30 pm (doors at 7pm) and admission is free. BYOB! Chris will read from Résumé and newer works too.

Also reading at the event Simone Muench, Sean Bishop, and Kara Candito

What: The Dollhouse Reading Series #36
When: November 8, 7:00pm
Where: 2265 W Leland Ave #1, Chicago, IL 60625 (Map)

Participants: Chris Green, Simone Muench, Sean Bishop, and Kara Candito

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Mayapple Press author Sarah Carson to read – Dollhouse Reading Series #33 – Chicago, IL – June 14th, 2014

Sarah Carson


Later this year (or perhaps early next year), Mayapple Press will publish “Buick City”, by Sarah Carson.

Sarah will be part of the Dollhouse Reading Series event this Saturday June 14th, 2014.

The event takes place at 2265 West Leland Ave, Chicago IL 60625 Map

Doors at 7:00 pm, readings at 7:30pm. Bring your own booze.

In addition to Sarah Carson, there will be readings from Carrie Olicia Adams, Joshua Young and Peter Davis

Sarah was born and raised in Michigan but now lives in Chicago. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Cream City Review, the Nashville Review, the New Orleans Review, and Whiskey Island, among others. She is the author of the books Poems in which You Die (BatCat Press). Sometimes she blogs at sarahamycarson.com

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The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens - Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 978-0932412-546

Chris Green is a wonderful poet of contemporary American life. Compassionate, candid, funny and smart, these poems explore things we know but are often unable to say about our everyday lives. Encountering other poets, books, animals, marriage, family, even the suburban strip mall – the experiences created by these poems are sources of surprise, light and shadow.

The Sky over Walgreens by Chris Green reviewed at New Pages


Hair Tips for Poets
by Chris Green

1.
Look at Frost: “The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,
…….    Read more about The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

Poemas Callejeros / Streetwise Poems – Johanny Vázquez Paz

Poemas Callejeros / Streetwise Poems - Johanny Vázquez Paz

Poemas Callejeros / Streetwise Poems – Johanny Vázquez Paz

Poetry – bilingual. Paper, perfect bound,
74 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-46-7

These sensuous and passionate poems explore one of the many strands of contemporary Latino immigrant experience, dancing the tropical sensibility of Puerto Rico among Chicago’s concrete and broken glass. In Spanish and English, with translations by the author.

2007 PEN Beyond Margins nominee
2007 Pushcart Prize nominee
Honorable Mention, Mariposa First Book Award, 2008 International Latino Book Awards

Read a review of Johanny Vázquez Paz’s Poemas Callejeros / Streetwise Poems


La ciudad donde habito / The City Where I Live
by Johanny

…….    Read more about Poemas Callejeros / Streetwise Poems – Johanny Vázquez Paz

Lands I Live In – Zilka Joseph

Lands I Live In - Zilka Joseph

Lands I Live In – Zilka Joseph

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 42 pp.
$12.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-47-5

In richly detailed, exuberant poems, Zilka Joseph embraces the vivid passions of her childhood home in Calcutta and the complex hopes and fears implicit in her move to the Midwest. These poems capture in evocative and specific ways the living-in-two cultures of America s new immigrants. Joseph highlights the experience of arriving in the United States, a first snowfall, and communicating with a family that warns to “stay away from the snow.” Enlightened and sometimes humorous, Lands I Live In allows the reader make the journey, too.

Lands I Live In – Zilka Joseph

The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens - Chris Green

The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 978-0932412-546

Chris Green is a wonderful poet of contemporary American life. Compassionate, candid, funny and smart, these poems explore things we know but are often unable to say about our everyday lives. Encountering other poets, books, animals, marriage, family, even the suburban strip mall – the experiences created by these poems are sources of surprise, light and shadow.


Hair Tips for Poets
by Chris Green

1.
Look at Frost: “The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,
Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes.”

2.
Remember, hair is a miracle, like metaphor.
At your desk,

…….    Read more about The Sky Over Walgreens – Chris Green

Recipe for Disaster – Pamela Miller

Recipe for Disaster - Pamela Miller

Recipe for Disaster – Pamela Miller

Paper, perfect bound, 66pp
$12.00 plus s&h
2003, ISBN 0-932412-19-X

A collection of tough, extremely funny poems by a woman whose imagination never runs dry. Quirky, edgy, sometimes poignant and sometimes uproarious.


What Makes a Man a Man
by Pamela Miller

for Richard

I tried to make a man out of
diamonds and quartz,
with a big rectangular ruby for a heart
and a mirrorball head that shot light all around,
but the jewels clouded over
or kept falling off
or smelling like eight-month-old green cottage cheese,
so I broke him apart
and buried him in the ground
and that was the nasty end of

…….    Read more about Recipe for Disaster – Pamela Miller