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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Detroit Stories – Rhoda Stamell

Detroit Stories - Rhoda Stamell

Paper, perfect bound, 102 pp
$18.50 plus s&h
2006, ISBN 0-932412-38-6

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Mayapple Press’s first fiction publication. As Charles Baxter says, “All the grit, humor, intelligence and darkness of Detroit” can be found in this collection of stories about people struggling to love and be loved.

2006 Pushcart

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The Art of Ruin – Rhoda Stamell

The Art of Ruin - Rhoda Stamell

Novel. Paper, perfect bound, 126 pp
$18.95 plus s&h
2009, ISBN 978-0932412-782

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Suliman grew up as a street kid in Detroit. In jail, he began to understand himself as a man who can change things with his hands and his sense of beauty. When he meets Kate, an older woman who has always found her sense of worth in sexual relationships, she becomes his patron. Although she is unable to free herself from her own rigid sense of how things are supposed to be, Kate helps Suliman to reinvent himself as a successful artist, finding beauty and vitality in the urban landscape

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