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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This Awkward Art – Conrad Hilberry and Jane Hilberry

This Awkward Art - Conrad Hilberry and Jane Hilberry

This Awkward Art – Conrad Hilberry and Jane Hilberry

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 58 pp.
$13.95 plus s&h
2009, ISBN 978-0932412-829


Adam’s Christmas
by Conrad Hilberry

Too small to know a gift
or give one. Too new

to understand
annunciation, a peculiar

star, a crowded inn.
Like the first Adam,

you’re setting out to name
the colors, faces, lights—

this blurred and lushly
peopled garden—

before any of it
needs to be redeemed.


Nexus
by Jane Hilberry

Once dad is drunk, brother and sister sneak out,
catching the screen door so it doesn’t slam.
They knock at every hour: Is Adam awake? They come
as if

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With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country – Angela Williams

With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country - Angela Williams

With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country – Angela Williams

Paper, perfect bound, 130 pp
$17.95 plus s&h
2006, ISBN 0-932412-41-6

2006 Pushcart Prize nominee


With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country
by Angela Williams

Do you know: How maraschinos are made? Why there aren’t any pitless cherries? What makes a great cherry margarita?

Cherries are to Northern Michigan what oranges are to Florida! In this highly personal view of Michigan’s cherry industry, Angela Williams cooks up a delightful confection of reminiscences, poems, recipes, facts and photos. Find out how cherry growing got started in the state and which Michigan cultural traditions

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The Fingernail of Luck – Conrad Hilberry

The Fingernail of Luck - Conrad Hilberry

The Fingernail of Luck – Conrad Hilberry

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 32 pp
$10.00 plus s&h
2005, ISBN-0-932412-33-5


Oboe
by Conrad Hilberry

Your lips move moist around
my double reed, and I feel
the sad wind rising
through your throat. Some child
of yours is lost. If I were your
psychiatrist, I’d listen,
nod, prescribe. Instead,
I take your breath, shape it, let it find
a passage down this wooden
shaft, curl out around the ankles
of the clarinet. The horns
have forged a monumental
fountain on the stage and now
the strings supply the water,
surging up, looping, falling in
great sobs. The

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