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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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.


  • 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


  • Mary Ann Samyn
  • Dennis Hinrichsen

Short Fiction

  • Jeff Vande Zande
  • Laura Derocher


  • Michael Mosher
  • C. Vincent Samarco

Recipe for Disaster – Pamela Miller

Recipe for Disaster - Pamela Miller

Paper, perfect bound, 66pp
$12.00 plus s&h
2003, ISBN 0-932412-19-X

A collection of tough, extremely funny poems by a woman whose imagination never runs dry. Quirky, edgy, sometimes poignant and sometimes uproarious.

What Makes a Man a Man
by Pamela Miller

for Richard

I tried to make a man out of
diamonds and quartz,
with a big rectangular ruby for a heart
and a mirrorball head that shot light all around,
but the jewels clouded over
or kept falling off
or smelling like eight-month-old green cottage cheese,
so I broke him apart
and buried him in the ground
and that was the nasty end of that.

Then I tried to build

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