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Zines

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 ]

There are a lot of things I love about this little zine. Its subject, for one (hometowns!). But also its wonderful nostalgia, its sadness, its subtle beauty. I also love that most the authors seem to be in their early to mid-30's and have this tempered idealism. Many are coming home or pining for home, or wanting to find home, or wishing they'd got out and it's so beautiful and tragic, all at once...[ continued ]

A beautiful reprint of the second issue of Where You From, the zine about hometowns. Various authors (including our own Joshua James Amberson) give their thoughts on where they’re from. And it’s wonderful. A fascinating study of place, home, community, identity, and so much more.

Edited by Hope Amico of the great Keep Loving, Keep Fighting zine and the[ 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 ]

Combining her long-running Keep Writing postcard project, a community art grant, and a zine series about the idea of home, Hope Amico asked people in the summer heat of New Orleans to write about how they define home. 

Where You From #6 delves into the ins-and-outs of this immersive project—letter-pressing five-thousand postcards, going to multiple events a day, and simply trying to make the project make sense...[ 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 ]