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Martha Grover

“Eight years in the making, One More for the People is the first collection of Martha Grover's zine Somnambulist. Playful, wry, and conversational, One More for the People chronicles three generations in the life of the Grover family. As these idiosyncratic characters reluctantly confront adulthood, one Grover is always there to take notes. But after she's diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal disease...[ 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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This brand new issue of Somnambulist documents a conversation happening between Portland and Amsterdam. Discussions of place, travel, race, language, and privilege. Culture and climate, bikes and cars, joy and heartbreak. Thoroughly engaging throughout! Highly recommended.

60 pages, half-letter size, silkscreened covers.

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Martha Grover's observations about life on earth are one-of-a-kind. In The End of My Career, the latest essay collection from the long-running Somnambulist zine author, her eye has never been more honed. It's a book about moving back in with her parents, finding work with a chronic illness, and living as a woman in a changing city. It will make you laugh while feeling the ever-present weight of the world...[ continued ]

In this issue of Somnambulist, Martha Grover gathers thirteen different people to tell stories of being stuck—physically, metaphorically, or spiritually. Watercolored portraits accompany a wide range of stories and emotions.

44 pages, half-letter size. Screenprinted covers.

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A fun issue of Somnambulist that looks at the Pacific Northwest regional chain grocery store, Fred Meyer. Bizarre tales and fun facts from the store that invented one-stop shopping. Pregnancy tests, Leonardo DiCaprio, and our love-hate relationships with the places where we shop.

24 pages, half-letter size.

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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 ]

In this issue of Somnambulist, Martha Grover publishes her mom Frani's letters to Portland mayor Ted Wheeler regarding Portland's housing crisis. This far-reaching collection of letters brings in personal, literary, and historical viewpoints. Largely, she writes from her perspective as a long-time advocate for houseless communities. She talks about the friends she's made in these communities over the years and the challenges these friends have faced, trying to get through to the mayor...[ continued ]

A short lyric essay about facts, Texas, old friends, Olympia. Done up nicely in an old-school cut-and-paste collage style.

12 pages, half-letter size.

A single, long-form essay about Martha's journey through Cushing's disease and Addison's disease, and the lingering tumor she's chosen to not demonize or see as something separate. The Starfish is a surprising and exciting meditation on what it means to be in a body.

12 pages, half-letter size.

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