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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Written On Water: Writings About the Allegheny River – Edited by Helen Ruggieri and Linda Underhill – (with bonus CD!)

Written on Water: Writings About the Allegheny River


Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 90 pages
2013, ISBN: 978-1-936419-30-2 $19.95


About “Written on Water”
Note: this book includes a bonus CD!
The Allegheny River is the easternmost west flowing river in the United States and was a major thoroughfare for early settlers. This anthology looks at the Allegheny historically, and as both a recreation area and a spiritual area today. The poems and prose pieces detail the full flow of the river, beginning near Port Allegany, PA; crossing the state line into New York; dropping back into Pennsylvania through small towns and forests; and merging with the Monongahela at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio

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Schedule of Public Readings Announced – Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat

The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat is almost upon us. Every year the participants in the Retreat participate in Public Readings around the area. Here is the list of events and readers for 2013:

Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 pm at New World Home Cooking in the back room. Readers are poets Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Diane Sautter Cole, Vincent O. Cooper and Judith Lechner.

Thursday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m, at the main room of the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe (next to the Byrdcliffe Theater on Upper Byrdcliffe Road). Patricia Harkins-Pierre and Vincent O. Cooper, both faculty at the University of the Virgin Islands, will present a talk on Caribbean poetry. In addition, a workshop will be offered; local poets are welcome to bring a poem for critique.

Friday, August 2, at 5 p.m., at the Outdated Antiques Café, 314 Wall St., Kingston. Readers are Sandra Ebner, Leslie Gerber, and Patricia Harkins-Pierre.

Saturday, August 3, at 5 p.m., at the Woodstock Library, part of their regular spoken word series. Readers are Judith Kerman,

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Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop – Judith Kerman & Amee Schmidt, eds.

Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers' Workshop - Judith Kerman & Amee Schmidt, eds.


Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-683


Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop
Edited by Judith Kerman & Amee Schmidt

The Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop/Retreat was inspired by the work and life of Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), who was born and brought up in Saginaw, Michigan. The Workshop has met each July since 2002, providing experienced writers with a comfortable, egalitarian atmosphere of peer (teacherless) workshops and public readings. This anthology was published during the centennial year of Roethke’s birth as part of the year-long Roethke Centennial celebration. It showcases the work of all participants in the first 5 years of workshops who came from as far as

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Paradidomi 2

Paradidomi 2

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

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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

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

Plane Surfaces / Plano de Incidencia – Judith Kerman, translated by Johnny Durán

Plane Surfaces / Plano de Incidencia - Judith Kerman translated by Johnny Durán

Plane Surfaces / Plano de Incidencia – Judith Kerman translated by Johnny Durán

Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Paper, perfect bound, 134 pp
$15 plus s&h
2002, CCLEH (Santo Domingo)
ISBN 0-932412-20-3

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Plane Surfaces
by Judith Kerman

The mirror says, “Big deal.”
You look like a balloon: taut and prosperous
or wrinkled, sad, leaked-out.
Ancestors part the veil,
peer through an impression of your face,
but only momentarily,
like putting a finger into water—
then the surface heals.
Silver fluid: time, mercury
from a broken fever thermometer
chasing its tail
on

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3 Marbles – Judith Kerman

3 Marbles - Judith Kerman

3 Marbles – Judith Kerman

Paper, saddlestitched, 28 pp
$7.00 plus s&h
1999, Cranberry Tree Press
ISBN 0-9684218-1-4

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Fireflies
by Judith Kerman

In the dark, fireflies
above the tall grass, in the leaves,
over the lake, a circling fermentation.
We slide out
from overhanging trees,
our paddles disturbing
reflections of stars.
|The bubbles rise,
the green light of the bug’s tail
floats up gleaming
below the blur of wings,
random, and not random,
and friendly,
and driven.
On and off
the flash of need
across the dark:
it’s how I know you, that rhythm,

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Mothering & Dream of Rain – Judith Kerman

Mothering & Dream of Rain - Judith Kerman

Mothering & Dream of Rain – Judith Kerman

Paper, perfect bound, 88 pp
$12 plus s&h
1996, Ridgeway Press
ISBN 0-932412-22-X

Mothering is also available in a computer-based hypertext, published in Eastgate Quarterly Review of Hypertext #2.2


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from Mothering
by Judith Kerman

she sees him walking toward her across the sea floor, slow-motion . the light is

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