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Zines

Seven long-time zinesters talk about what matters (and wasn't doesn't matter) to them. Along the way there are long lost twins, disposable cameras, radio comics, and all the things still left to write. Jonas, Julia Eff, Adam Gnade, Rust Belt Jessie, Jim Joyce, Alex Nall, and Liz Mason.

40 pages, half-letter size.

When Death Knocks is a personal zine written by Death himself. Or, more specifically, written by a lowly "Transition Officer" working for the agency of Death. A morbid and tender piece of writing from the postmortem zine scene. I can say with some certainty that there's nothing else quite like this.

24 pages, quarter-size, cut-and-paste.

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A completely stunning zine celebrating the women of '50s, '60s, and '70s folk music. A nice mix of well-known, recently rediscovered, and lesser-known artists. Biographies and gorgeous pen-and-ink drawings for each artist.

Included within: Vashti Bunyan, Connie Converse, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Carolyn Hester, Judee Sill, Judy Collins, Melanie Safka, Margo Guryan, Mary Travers, Karen Dalton, Mimi Farina, Nico, Sibylle Baier, Odetta, and Buffy Sainte-Marie...[ continued ]

​Last copy! Five short stories about leaving and five short stories about returning from Hope Amico (Keep Loving, Keep Fighting). New Orleans after the hurricane, New Hampshire, Boston, Milan.

A reversible eight-page mini zine made from one sheet of thick cardstock paper.

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Reflections on life in late '80s/early '90s small town New Hampshire, set against major news events of the time period. From the Challenger explosion to the L.A. Riots to hometown police brutality, Hope covers a lot of ground and does it well.

She reflects on her teenage perception of these events and the discussions she wishes teachers and family would have had around them, but also leaves space to think about what draws people to her home state and tell the story of a spiritual path that started with a minimum wage job bussing tables...[ continued ]

In this, the fifth issue of Hope Amico's long-running Where You From zine series, she examines the idea of moving back home to a place you are not from. A year-long commute between Baton Rogue and New Orleans serves as the jumping point into stories, observation, and endless conversations about home and place. As always, a zine very worth picking up.

Includes an 11" x 17" New Orleans hand-drawn map with photos...[ continued ]

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 ]

The latest (and most gorgeous yet) from Portland literary zine, Windowcat. Playful, daring, varied, and so so good.

With work from: Amie Zimmerman, Dan Raphael, Emily Garcia, Andew Haley, Tracy Pitts, Ditta Baron Hoeber, Mary Hashimoto, Bart King, Ross Robbins, Aimee Lopez, Joshua James Amberson, Jake Ayres, and Jessica Moore.

40 pages, half-letter size, hand-sewn binding, letter-pressed covers...[ continued ]

The second issue of the Portland poetry zine Windowcat, "an ongoing collection of words dedicated to furthering the reach of poetry and spreading the infinite variations of language-play that can exist." 

Includes work from: Hadas Moalem, Jamie Zerndt, Aubrey Gates King, Matt Schumacher, George Ayres, Miranda Hubbard, Heather Alexander, Dylan Stringer, Erik Olson, Adam Alexander, Anna O'Connor, Hanna Litwinowick, and a hot hot series of poems from Sam Lohmann of the great Peaches & Bats literary zine...[ continued ]

An illustrated introduction to women artists, feminist art, and the problems of the visual art canon. By Portland artist M. Sabine Rear. A great read and an essential addition to any zine collection. Highly recommended!

Within: Louise Bourgeois, Carrie Mae Weems, Eva Hesse, Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta, Alice Neel, Hannah Wilke, Rosa Bonheur, Méret Oppenheim, Gabriele Münter, Mary Kelly, Rokudenashiko, Hannah Höch, Shirin Neshat, Lee Krasner, Catherine Opie, Louise Nevelson, Orlan, Lorna Simpson, Andrea Fraser, Helen Frankenthaler, Nan Goldin, Vaginal Creme Davis, and the Guerilla Girls...[ continued ]