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Mayapple authors Susana H. Case and Gerry LaFemina to read – Brooklyn, NY – Sunday May 10th, 2015

On Sunday May 10th, Mayapple author Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu, will take part in a reading to celebrate the release of a new anthology, Clash By Night.

Susana will be joined by another Mayapple author, Gerry LaFemina. Gerry is the author of four books for Mayapple Press. His most recent book is Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist. Gerry is also a prime mover in the CityLit Project and has co-edited the new anthology for CityLit Press. It’s the first in a planned series called “Poets Cover Your Record Collection”.

The reading event starts at 4:30pm and takes place in the salubrious Branded Saloon in Brooklyn. Susana and Gerry will be joined in the reading by many other contributors to the anthology.

Here’s an interesting interview with the co-editor of the anthology, Gregg Wilhelm

Event details

Author: Susana H. Case
Mayapple book: 4 Rms w Vu
Event name: Launch party for “Clash By Night”.

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Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist – Gerry LaFemina

Gerry La Femina - Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 78 pages
2013, ISBN: 978-1-936419-28-9 $15.95


Perhaps it is best to picture this book as a gallery space, for in Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist, Gerry LaFemina curates an exhibit of the curious and quirky. Surrealist art, big foot, magic shows, mythological creatures, love in all its manifestations hang side by side on these pages. Each prose poem is a painted canvas in which the real and what-may-be-real are framed together. Sometimes laugh-till-you-cry funny, sometimes heartbreaking, always fantastic in the truest sense, these modern fables posit the endless possibilities of both the imagination and the ordinary world.


Praise for “Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist”

What joy. What uncompromised and uncomplicated pleasure without the pretense of the huzzah,” Lafemina says

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The Book of Clown Baby / Figures from the Big Time Circus Book – Gerry LaFemina

Popup Edition - The Book of Clown Baby / Figures from the Big Top - Gerry LaFemina

The Book of Clown Baby / Figures from the Big Time Circus Book – Gerry LaFemina

Paper, perfect bound, 60 pp
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-50-5

Special Pop-up Edition $19.95 plus s&h

This is a double collection of playful and surprisingly moving poems on themes of clowning and circus life. The Book of Clown Baby relates the fantastic character of Clown Baby, occupied by visions of trick horses, parades and high-wire acts, to the

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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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Paradidomi 2

Paradidomi 2

Paradidomi 2

Paper, perfect bound, 92 pp
$5 plus s&h
2004, ISBN 0-932412-25-4

To order, send email to andydylewis@yahoo.com


Paradidomi 2

A semi-annual literary magazine of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and reviews.

Poetry

  • Daniel Crocker
  • M.L. Liebler
  • Skip Renker
  • Kristen Garcia
  • Leigh Grant
  • Theresa Rosado
  • Megan Michelle Ward
  • Larry Levy
  • Helen Raica-Klotz
  • Nancy Tolson
  • Judith Kerman
  • Patricia Wellingham-Jones
  • Pamela Miller
  • Melissa Seitz
  • Gerry LaFemina

Prose

  • Mary Ann Samyn
  • Dennis Hinrichsen

Short Fiction

  • Jeff Vande Zande
  • Laura Derocher

Reviews

  • Michael Mosher
  • C. Vincent Samarco

Zarathustra in Love – Gerry LaFemina

Zarathustra in Love - Gerry LaFemina

Zarathustra in Love – Gerry LaFemina

Paper, perfect bound, 44 pp
$8.50 plus s&h
2000, ISBN 0-932412-18-1

Taking on everything from Persian prophets to Bigfoot, Jim Nabors to UFO’s, Berlitz tapes to the George Forman grill, these prose-poems elevate the notion of unpredictability and delight.

Early Experiments in Ingesting Fire
by Gerry LaFemina

I was born in the month of multiple fires and grew up watching my father before the crowds: his neck arced back, hair dangling, veins as if embossed on the tender flesh, and his mouth wide. Above him the baton, its small dollop of blue flame descending until his lips closed around it. I started with marshmallows that got too close to the coals; held them on their

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