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Ledge – Nola Garrett

Ledge by Nola Garrett - Front cover

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 94 pages
2016, ISBN: 978-1-936419-68-5 $15.95 + S&H

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The various speakers of Nola Garrett’s Ledge: New and Selected Poems talk with each other even as they confront their crisis decisions, well aware of the treachery, beauty, danger, and history that have brought them to the moment of each poem. The new poems, some formal, some free verse, are set mostly in Western Pennsylvania and Florida. A teen age brother’s death haunts many of the Pennsylvania settings. One three-poem series is spoken by an alligator. A husband speaks out of his dementia’s fear and confusion

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Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat 2015 – Schedule of Public Readings Announced

Reading at Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat

The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat is almost upon us. Every year the participants in the Retreat present Public Readings around the area. Admission is free to most events and books are available for sale at all events. Credit card payments are accepted for book sales.

Here is the list of events and readers for 2015:

Wednesday, July 22, 7:00 pm
at the Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston. (Map) Free admission
Readers Vincent Cooper, Barbara Diehl, Nola Garrett, Joyce Kessel:

Vincent O. Cooper, who teaches English at the University of the Virgin Islands, has published his original poetry in several international journals such as Kunapipi, Journal of Caribbean Studies, The Caribbean Writer, and many others. He has co- authored poetry collections, including, Three Islands, Tremors, and Tigers in Paradise. Cooper has been a former Fulbright Scholar on Belizean language and culture. He has also published his research on Derek Walcott.

Barbara Westwood Diehl is founding editor of The Baltimore Review. Her fiction and poetry have been published

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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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The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball – Nola Garrett

Nola Garrett "The Pastor's Wife Considers Pinball ISBN 978-1-936419-16-6

Nola Garrett “The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball”

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 74 pp
$14.95 plus s&h
2013, ISBN 978-1-936419-16-6

Nola Garrett’s 2nd full-length poetry collection, The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball, meditates on the variations of grace within chaos, creation, time, death, the domestic, games, and literature. In a voice that mixes sadness and humor, sometimes as the I of the author and other times as the pastor’s wife, these poems explore the hinge between the authority of the church and the musing laity.


“The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball” reviewed at New Pages
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