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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Lillie was a Goddess, Lillie was a Whore – Penelope Scambly Schott

Lillie Was a Goddess, Lillie was a Whore - by Penelope Scambly Schott

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 90 pages
$15.95 plus S&H
2013, ISBN 978-1-936419-25-8

     A serious treatise on sacred sex. A history of prostitution. A chronological-geographical-psychological survey of contractual copulation. The uncensored autobiography of an articulate whore. The innate and irreverent humor of humping. How women survive. These are the stories told in this series of connected poems.
     Lillie is Lilith transmuted through the centuries. From the temples of ancient Babylonia to the red light districts of the old American West to 82nd Avenue in modern Portland, Oregon, she satisfies men’s deepest prayers.
     At the center of this book is a clever young woman named Lillie who does her own gold rush to California. She

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Six Lips – Penelope Scambly Schott

Six Lips - Penelope Scambly Schott

Six Lips – Penelope Scambly Schott

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 80 pp
$15.95 plus s&h
2010, ISBN 978-0932412-843

Six Lips is an imagistic and offbeat approach to the old standards of love, death, and the planet where they happen. The poems are feisty, thoughtful, fun to read; they riot with original and often dreamlike images: monkeys “who have learned to speak in words,” a “broom of violets,” and even a child as a horse. The speaker of these poems is nothing if not multiple and shape-shifting. Nimble and tender, sensuous and biting, deliciously daring, and always grounded in felt experience, Penelope Scambly Schott’s poems take us on wild and glorious flights of womanhood.

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Love Over 60: an anthology of women’s poems – Robin Chapman & Jeri McCormick, eds.

Love Over 60: an anthology of women's poems - Robin Chapman & Jeri McCormick, eds.

Love Over 60: an anthology of women’s poems – Robin Chapman & Jeri McCormick, eds.

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 126 pp.
$16.95 plus s&h
2010, ISBN 978-0932412-874

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Love Over 60: an anthology of women’s poems
Edited by Robin Chapman & Jeri McCormick

This diverse anthology includes work by more than 80 poets, some well known and others relatively unknown, all over the age of 60. These poems speak of love in particular lives

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