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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Mayapple Press at AWP 2013

March brings one of the highlights of the American literary year, the annual AWP Book Fair. Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, writing programs, literary centers, and independent publishers of that region. The conference typically features 550 readings, lectures, panel discussions, and forums, as well as hundreds of book signings, receptions, dances, and informal gatherings. This year the event will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, March 6 – 9.

Mayapple Press will have a booth at the fair and several of our authors will stop by to meet readers and to sign copies of their books. We’ll have staff at the table all through the convention and we’d love to see you. Our table is Hall A on the Plaza Level, Table #E3.

Mayapple Press Author Signing Schedule AWP 2013
Plaza Level, Hall A, Table # E3

Thursday, March 7
Nancy Botkin (author of “Parts That

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Parts That Were Once Whole – Nancy Botkin

Parts That Were Once Whole - Nancy Botkin


Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 72 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-49-1

Beautifully honest and heartbreaking, Parts That Were Once Whole boldly exposes the human psyche. Botkin examines questions of mortality, consciousness, and the concept of self. Memories start as solid events and become fragmented over time; Botkin takes those fragments and creates a luminous image of what was once whole.


Drought
by Nancy Botkin

Early on the heart recoils,
learns to mistrust. How much
is too much?

With one foot pressed against the truck fender,
the farmer tugs the bill on his red cap
while the TV newswoman interviews him.
The rain he’s been waiting for has arrived.
But the downside—

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