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The Grandson of Heinrich Schliemann & Other Truths and Fictions – David Lunde

David Lunde the Grandson of Heinrich Schliemann .. front cover thumb

Prose Poems / Flash Fiction. Paper, Perfect Bound. 75 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-36-4 $15.95 plus S&H

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David Lunde describes his new book as a collection of prose poems and flash fictions which explore the oddness and unpredictability of our lives and minds. A few pieces are based on overheard conversations, slightly edited, that seemed to expose the characters’ being and future. Some pieces are based on actual people and events, such as the title piece, “The Grandson of

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Mayapple Press author David Lunde to sign books at his Alma Mater

Mayapple Press author David Lunde


David Lunde (Class of ’63) will be signing books as part of this year’s Knox College Homecoming activities.
David is the author of two Mayapple Press books, Blues for Port City and Instead. He also contributed to Uncommon Places: Poems of the Fantastic.
David will also have copies of his other books on hand to sign. There will also be many other alumni/ae and faculty at the signing.

When: Saturday October 19th 2013 – 11:00 a.m.-Noon
What: Alumni & Faculty Book Signing
Where: Lobby, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Address: Knox College, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999

Instead – David Lunde

Instead - David Lunde

Instead – David Lunde

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 82 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-48-3
ISBN+13 978-0932412-485

David Lunde’s second title with Mayapple Press, Instead, is a collection of the various ways memory is evoked. Lunde finds similarity between a man and his dog-headed cane, the reconstruction of an ancient building and the uneasy integration of two cultures, and his toddler and a communist country. Each memory is provoked by a singular, vibrant image. Lunde’s craft is one of images woven together with his uniquely whimsical voice.


First Will and Testament
by David Lunde

I give my right eye to hunters
for it sees the death in everything it touches.

I give my left eye to diamond cutters
for it

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Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic – Judith Kerman and Don Riggs, eds.

Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic - Judith Kerman and Don Riggs, eds.

Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic – Judith Kerman and Don Riggs, eds.

Paper, perfect bound, 148 pp
$15.00 plus s&h
2000, ISBN 0-932412-17-3

Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic
edited by Judith Kerman and Don Riggs
with cover art by Judith Clute, features poems by

  • Brian Aldiss
  • Gene Doty
  • Sydney Duncan
  • Joe Haldeman
  • Patricia Harkins-Pierre
  • Donna Hooley
  • Marilyn Jurich
  • Judith Kerman
  • Jeanne Larsen
  • Robert Lima
  • David Lunde
  • Patrick O’Leary
  • Don Riggs
  • Dan Timmons
  • Rick Wilber
  • Jane Yolen

Blues for Port City – David Lunde

Blues for Port City - David Lunde

Blues for Port City – David Lunde

Paper, saddlestitched, 24 pp
$5 plus s&h
1995, ISBN 0-932412-07-8

Science fiction poems which are truly science fiction and truly fine contemporary poetry, “written” by an inhabitant of the demimonde of a space station. Includes Rhysling-award winner “Pilot, Pilot.”

Pilot, Pilot
by David Lunde

Your eyes were mirrors then,
silver as pressure domes, your
head raked back fifteen degrees.
The angle of your long neck
against the unwholesome horizontal
of that Port City street, the taut
cords of muscle straining
in my sweat-slick fingers,
are a senso I can’t erase–
neither that image nor the shame,
knowing even then it wasn’t you

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