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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The Livelihood of Crows – Jayne Pupek

The Livelihood of Crows – Jayne Pupek

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 90 pp.
$15.95 plus s&h
2010, ISBN 978-0932412-942

In Jayne Pupek’s poetry, we experience the slipperiness of language, of meaning, of life. She offers stories of mystery, luck, and particularly a humane understanding for the lapse in judgment and love. Her poems are filled with notes and reminders that you might well need to hear.

Read a review of Jayne Pupek’s The Livelihood of Crows in Weave Magazine

Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm
by Jayne Pupek

       after Edvard Munch

Black asks for nothing; it asks for everything.
What it wants most is to wrap you in its arms
and hold you

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Forms of Intercession – Jayne Pupek

Forms of Intercession - Jayne Pupek

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 102 pp.
$15.95 plus s&h
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-591

Ghostly and energetic, Jayne Pupek’s poems range in content through an ambivalent abortion, a lover’s abandonment, childhood abuse, a bad case of the flu, and her own longings. Each poem’s graceful and intense meditations connect to the reader’s own world.

Forms of Intercession reviewed at Weaver Magazine

Wintering With a Stillborn
by Jayne Pupek

Powerlines collapse under ice-glazed trees.
I am in the dark, a place I sometimes visit
of my own volition. When I’ve had enough,
I hum a battle hymn and change my underwear
near the window where my neighbor might watch.
I’ve seen

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