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Zines

An exploration of the body, one part at a time, by Tomas Moniz. Written as poems, but reading more like vignettes or small essays about how complicated it is just to exist in your own frame. These pieces are sweet, emotionally heavy, sexy, and sometimes really funny. They are so honest that it leaves you wishing for that same openness in yourself, to be so unashamed of what we carry around and what we desire...[ continued ]

The first issue of Ilse Content in years is a perfect, small treasure. In a series of prose poems about journeys, small joys, daily heartbreaks, and finding home, Alexis Wolf looks at the ways we connect and the moments we create.

28 page, quarter-size.

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An extra-special issue (before it goes on hiatus for a while) of the literary journal, Peaches & Bats. This issue comes with a fold-out color poster, has velumm front-free end-papers, a hand-sewn binding, and a hand-letterpressed cover.

It also has a great line-up of writers and artsists, with work by Andrew Bartels, Andrew Durbin, Kristin Fialko, Whit Griffin, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Laura Henriksen, Jac Nelson (!!!), Denise Newman, Elizabeth Pusack, Morgan Ritter, Judah Rubin, Jared Stanley, Sara Sutter, Dan Thomas-Glass, David Weinberg, Karen Weiser, NS McCloud Zicmuse...[ continued ]

Pissing in a River looks at Patti Smith from a wide variety of angles. Essays about falling in love with her in the '70s, '80s, '90s, today, and not falling in love with her at all. Plus comics, portraits, poems, letters, and more. A great fanzine that manages to consider Patti as a complex and powerful person, a human making mistakes, and an inspiration, all at once.

From the UK press Synchronise Witches...[ continued ]

Two poetry zines in one by Tomas Moniz. In A Poetic Theory of Plate Tectonics, he looks at bodies in relation to the various movements of the earth. And in A Reclamation of Manhood, he looks at past joys and mistakes in an attempt to unlearn the socialized expectations of what manhood and fatherhood looks like.

With art from Ajuan Mance, Robert Liu-Trujillo, and Alicia Dornadic...[ continued ]

Inspiring, fun, heartbreaking, glorious prose poems by Tomas Moniz. Read it and go out into the world feeling ready for anything.

36 pages, quarter-size.

A new Portland poetry zine/literary journal that's surely bound for greatness. In this, the first issue, there's poetry from: Carl Adamshick (author of Saint Friend), Ross Robbins, Aimee Lopez, John Koch, David Midkiff, Heidi Elise Sellick, Yin-Lai Brenda Chung, Jessica Moore, Majesty Snowbird, Jake Ayres, John Alkek, Ariel D'Souza, Kristen Rian, and Rodney Koeneke. Plus an essay on the poetry of Jim Jarmusch's Paterson...[ continued ]