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Mayapple author Jane O. Wayne to receive Tradition of Literary Excellence Award

Jane O. Wayne honored by Lit in the Lou

Mayapple Press is pleased to note that Jane O. Wayne, author of The Other Place You Live, is to be awarded the St. Louis Tradition of Literary Excellence Award. The Award will be presented at the Gala Opening Event of the Lit in the Lou festival, 7 p.m. October 2 at University City Hall’s fifth floor.

From the press release:
“The award, which was created in 2014 and is funded by the Municipal Commission of Arts & Letters of University City, is given “to honor the work of a living local author whose literary achievement has won national and international acclaim and, in so doing, has contributed to the distinction of the St. Louis area, upholding its tradition as a center of literary excellence.”

Congratulations Jane! We’re proud to publish The Other Place You Live.

Readers can get a copy of The Other Place You Live here

Here’s an article about the Award and the Lit in the Lou Festival from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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The Other Place You Live – Jane O. Wayne

The Other Place You Live - Jane O. Wayne

The Other Place You Live – Jane O. Wayne

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 80 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2010, ISBN 978-0932412-973

The Other Place You Live explores “the world’s slow unwinding.” With intensity of language and a bounty of imagery, she reveals those other places wherever she is in the world. The poems move effortlessly from metaphor to metaphor, gradually building an atmosphere of dark disquiet, then suddenly revealing, as by moonlight, the burnished joy at the heart of things. This is a book of serious riches and profound human pleasures.


As It Happens
by Jane O. Wayne

In a wide realm of refusals
where doorknobs fall off
in her hands and trains
pull away

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