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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White Food – Toni Mergentime Levi


Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 80 pages
2016, ISBN: 978-1-936419-65-4 $15.95 + S&H

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A busy weekend for Mayapple Press authors…


This weekend is one of the busiest for the press in a long time. Mayapple Press authors will participate in several events over Friday, Saturday and Sunday….

Mayapple Press at The NYC Poetry Festival – Governors Island – Saturday July 25th, 2015

Mayapple Press Authors and Books for 2015 NYC Poetry Festival

Mayapple Press is please to present four of our authors on The White Horse Stage of The New York City Poetry Festival. We are on at 12 noon on Saturday July 25th. The Festival is an all ages event and takes place on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th in the NYC urban oasis, Governors Island. Ferries to the island from Manhattan and Brooklyn are FREE!

Each author will read from works new and old, know and unknown. We’ll also be on hand to sell books.

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Big Mayapple Press reading event at Poets House, NYC – Saturday August 30th, 2014

Mayapple Press is proud to partner with Poets House in presenting an afternoon of poets reading their works.

Date: Saturday September 30th, 2014
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 20 River Terrace, NY 10282 (Map)

Featured Poets:

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Watching Mother Disappear & Other Poems – Toni Mergentime Levi

Watching Mother Disappear & Other Poems - Toni Mergentime Levi

Watching Mother Disappear & Other Poems – Toni Mergentime Levi

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 90 pp
$15.95 plus s&h
2009, ISBN 978-0932412-836

With grace, intelligence and wit, this lyrical collection illuminates the emotional and psychological subtleties of deeply personal relationships.


Potholder
by Toni Mergentime Levi

Lovely Olivia has made for me a potholder.
I have hung it in the center of my kitchen
and will be pleased to think of her.

I remember weaving dozens as a child —
carefully choosing each limp loop of color
from the tangle in the kiddie-crafts kit,
eying and stretching every loop, to ensure
that they would reach from spike to spike
across the square metal

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