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.
Mayapple Press on Facebook
Mayapple Press on Facebook

Follow Mayapple Press on Twitter
Mayapple Press on Twitter


Mayapple Press author Zilka Joseph appears on Michigan Radio’s new show “The Living Room”

Zilka Joseph, author of Lands I Live In

Zilka Joseph, author of “Lands I Live In”

Zilka Joseph, author of Lands I Live In, appeared on the pilot episode of “The Living Room” on Michigan Radio. From the show’s website:

The Living Room is a one hour exploration of a theme through stories, song, and writing.

In this episode, host, storyteller, and songwriter Allison Downey takes a look at how stories of migrations are interwoven into the lives of Michigan residents.

You can get the mp3 audio from Michigan Radio’s space at NPR. Zilka’s segment starts at the 43:55 mark.
Michigan Radio: Living Room : Pilot

If the streamer app is not working or if you do not use/see Flash content, try pasting the following kink into the browser or media player of your choice:

Lands I Live In – Zilka Joseph

Lands I Live In - Zilka Joseph

Lands I Live In – Zilka Joseph

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 42 pp.
$12.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-47-5

In richly detailed, exuberant poems, Zilka Joseph embraces the vivid passions of her childhood home in Calcutta and the complex hopes and fears implicit in her move to the Midwest. These poems capture in evocative and specific ways the living-in-two cultures of America s new immigrants. Joseph highlights the experience of arriving in the United States, a first snowfall, and communicating with a family that warns to “stay away from the snow.” Enlightened and sometimes humorous, Lands I Live In allows the reader make the journey, too.

Lands I Live In – Zilka Joseph