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A collaboration between Portland nonprofit Know Your City and writer Martha Grover (Somnambulist zine, The End of My Career), The People's Guide to Portland is an in-depth resource guide for marginalized people and communities, as well as a succinct and clear guide to being a good ally. 

Sections within: Chronically Ill/Disabled, Racial Justice, LGBTQIA+, Reproductive Rights, Gender Inequality, Youth, Folks in Recovery, Parenting/Child-Rearing, Survivors of Violent Crime, Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence, Housing: Renting and Houselessness, Mental Health, Environmental Justice, Low Income, Educate/Agitate/Organize, Self Care, Veteran Resources, Wealth & Voter Suppression...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! 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 ]

The latest issue of everyone's favorite wrestling zine. This issue focuses on the Best of the Super Juniors and the New Japan Pro-Wrestling league. A nuanced take on "cruiserweight" wrestling, this is a cool deep-dive for wrestling fans and a curious peek into a very specific subculture for everyone else. 

Within: Amanda Traphagan (Hiromu and His Boyfriends, Red Leather and Danger) on the Hiromu Takahashi/Dragon Lee feud; Angela Cosenzo examines the relationship between Takahashi and El Desperado; editor Ed Blair on the ephemeral nature of '00s indie wrestling and the impact of the Low-Ki/Amazing Red feud; and an interview with artist Yewon Kwon on gender exploration and fine-art commercialism...[ continued ]

Reclaiming Dreams for Survivors / Recuperando Sueños para Sobrevivientes is a short zine to assist abuse survivors that have issues around sleeping and dreaming. Going through herbs that can assist in this process, the zine offers a range of techniques and possibilities. 

As Blanca says in the introduction, "depending on our experience, [the dream] world may be a source of anxiety or one of healing...[ continued ]

A decade of punk photography from Nuts! fanzine editor Ben Trogdon. Hundreds of photos, full-color, countless bands and innumerable punk-life oddities.

To name just a few of the many musical greats included within: Grass Widow, Hysterics, Milk Music, and the late great Joey Casio.

Plus additional art and illustrations work from Sam Ryser, Mateo Cartagena, Sonya Sombreuil, Cecelia Caldiera, Lauren O’Connor, Nick Welch, Eugene Terry, and Somer Stampley...[ continued ]

Shotgun Seamstress #8 covers so much territory. Thoughts on imperfect heroes and the way that slogans can't sum up systematic oppression. Broadside-esque pages on punk activism, Alli Lowe of The Atomic Tanlines, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Interviews with Afrofuturist Wizard Apprentice, Marc Edwards of Cellular Chaos, horror movie actress Geretta Geretta, and Monika Estrella Negra on Chicago's black and brown punk shows...[ continued ]

In Snacks in the Park, Portland zine legend Moe Bowstern (Xtra Tuf) meets up with interesting Portlanders in parks around the city. Along the way, there's bits of local history and far-ranging discussions. Casual and fun, but with plenty of depth, Snacks is an interesting ride from cover to cover.

Conversations with: rapper and activist Mic Crenshaw, film-score composers Shawn Parke and Kim Henninger, massage therapist and burlesque performer Shanta Prescott, community radio manager and activist Monica Beemer, furniture maker and salvager Preston Browning, and writer and activist Judith Arcana...[ continued ]

This issue of Somnambulist is a correspondence between Martha and TJ Acena. Epistolary stories/essays between Portland, Oregon and Xi'an, China. Discussions of loneliness, gentrification, development, heart break, Dunkin' Donuts, and so much more.

40 pages, half-letter size. 

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Last copy! Some of the world's best zine writers answer the question "Why I get out of bed every morning." The results are beautiful, challenging, and inspiring.

With contributions from: Cindy Crabb (Doris), Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad), Ariel Gore (Hip Mama), Taryn Hipp (SubRosa), Dave Roche (On Subbing), Miss C. Bean, Carrie Colpitts, JC, Norma Krautmeyer, Rebecca Peloquin, Dustin Seelinger, Stacy Russo, and Andréa Sunshine...[ continued ]

"In Starvation Mode, Seattle’s Elissa Washuta—author of 2014’s genre-defying memoir of ethnic identity, sexual trauma, bipolar disorder, and independence, My Body Is a Book of Rules—crafts a personal accounting of her struggle for culinary control, and presents the guidelines she followed as she attempted to shape her body and mind through the food she consumed.

The book’s seemingly simple structure (a series of rules to eat and live by) contrasts with the powerful way she pulls readers into a complicated story of our needs and the cultural pressures that shape us...[ continued ]