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Mayapple author Allison Joseph wins New Georgia Arts Award

Allison Joseph - author of "Mercurial" and "Voice: Poems"


Mayapple Press is pleased to say that Allison Joseph, author of Mercurial and Voice: Poems, has been selected as the very first recipient of the New Georgia Arts Award.

As you’ll see from the press release below, Allison will visit the Greater Atlanta area for a number of public appearances. Here are some initial details. We’ll fill more in as we get closer to the dates.

  • Tuesday, March 7: reading at Spelman (hosted by Opal Moore)
    7pm Cosby Small Auditorium, Lower Level, 32 Olivia Hanks Cosby Building, Spelman College S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314

  • Thursday, March 9: reading in Kathy Cashen, UWG
    Kathy Cashen Hall, Humanities Building, University of West Georgia, Carrolton GA 30118

  • Friday, March 10: begins residency at AIR Serenbe
  • Saturday, March 11: cocktail party and joint reading at Serenbe (8pm to 10pm) – Joint event with Ray Christian
    Oak Room, Inn at Serenbe, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road Palmetto, GA, 30268
    Tickets: http://www.airserenbe.com/…

  • Tuesday March 14: visits high school in Newnan during the

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Allison Joseph’s “Mercurial” in Poetry Magazine’s January Reading List

Allison Joseph - Mercurial - Front cover


Mayapple Press is pleased to say that Allison Joseph’s “Mercurial” has been mentioned in Poetry Magazine’s January 2017 Reading List.

Writing in the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, Aimee Nezhukumatathil says:

Another gem that was a delight to read and savor out loud is Allison Joseph’s gorgeous ruby of a chapbook, Mercurial (Mayapple Press), which reminds me of all the fun and sass to be had when writing in traditional form (odes, villanelles, sonnets) and how vital and affirming it is to read about women’s bodies—in all their beautiful shapes—this past year especially.

Allison will also soon be fêted by the New Georgia Arts Collaborative, who have awarded her their top poetry prize. Details forthcoming.