Books

Last copy! The fourth issue of our favorite literary journal, Big Big Wednesday, works around the theme "Partial." Poetry, fiction, essays, illustrations, and photography from 24 contributors, including Ben Lerner, Jennifer Williams, Claudia Lars, Haley Rene Thompson, Emily Carr, and Francesca Capone. 

120 pages, oversized trade paperback. Pull-out mini-poster by Maren Jensen. Cover art by Sarah Daegling. 

 

Small glimpses of a life lived between places. These flash memoir pieces look deeply at moments spent in lakes, kitchens, and campfires.

Accompanied by 12 of Alex’s color film photos, printed by Pine Island Press (of the great Incandescent photo journal). 

Cover colors vary. 88 pages, tall pocket-size, letter-pressed covers. Published by Two Plum Press.

The Grand Terrace Photo League is the product of an eight-week photo ethnography project at the Grand Terrace apartment complex in Worthington, Minnesota. Made in collaboration with its residents, documentary storyteller Nik Nerburn (In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan) explores the lives and stories of apartment residents through essays, portraits, youth-made images, and family photographs from residents’ personal collections.

"Grand Terrace, which houses working families speaking seven different languages, reflects the changing demographics of our country in miniature. In the face of escalating toxic language directed at new immigrants and those of us who welcome them, it’s important that we work to tell compassionate, collaborative stories about our new homes and neighbors." - Nik Nerburn

All text printed in English, Spanish, and Tigrinya (an Ethiopian language spoken by many building residents). Watch this video to page through the book. 

96 pages, hardcover, smyth-bound (so it lays flat when opened), matte 100# cotton paper, navy blue linen cover with silver foil. 

Nothing is as inspirational as Ilse Content. Even when it doesn’t try to be, by its very nature it gives hope and power where there seems to be none. Never ceasing to be interesting and surprising, the first eight years of Ilse Content are collected here for the first time.

Bringing back to life many long out-of-print issues, the first ten volumes are anthologized in this clean and artistically beautiful book from Mend My Dress Press. A must have for any fan of Wolf’s work and a great introduction to those coming to her writing for the first time.

Wide trade paperback, 270 pages. ISBN# 9780985013141

A pack of Incandescent, our favorite photography journal. Save money by buying a bunch of these gorgeous, always interesting photographic explorations of the world. Pick a three, four, or five pack. Perfect for gifting, coffee tables, facing out on bookshelves, soaking in on slow days.

Each issue is 6.5" x 8", in limited pressings of 200, 70-ish pages a piece, full color.

In this issue of our favorite Portland photo journal: “Building New Ground." 20 photographers from around the world respond.

With work from: Katherine Akey, Tal Ben Avi, Linda Borst, Craig Buchan, Fergus Coyle, Alexa Cushing, Chris Giuliano, Illesha Khandelwal, Bryan May, Giuseppe Mileti, Svetlana Mladenovic, Azikiwe Mohammed, Paolo Morales, Naveen Naqvi, Kumi Oguro, Joaquin Palting, Rhombie Sandoval, and Jeanette Spicer. Foreword by Anna Knecht Schwarzer 

6.5" x 8", solid wax ink. First Pressing of 250. 68 pages, full color. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal.

A quiet and haunting issue of the Incandescent photo zine that looks at what it means to be “brittle string in a big storm.”

Work from: Krasimira Butseva, Carmen Colombo, Kristin Dillon, Yael Eban, Lorena Endara, Yoav Friedlander, Juan Giraldo, Juliane Herrmann, Martin Holik, Hannah Nikkelson, Joaquin Palting, Sarah Pfohl, June Tay Sanders, Rhombie Sandoval, Dakota Sumpter, and FeiFan Zhang.

Cover image by Juan Giraldo, foreword by Cameron Lovejoy, edited by Erin Barnard and Helen Jones. 6.5" x 8", solid wax ink. First Pressing of 200. 76 pages, full color. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal.

This issue of our favorite photo journal organizes under the banner of the “Slow Read.” And within there are shooting ranges, Mars simulations, fruit harvests, kids in the back of a truck going nowhere. As poet Hajara Quinn writes in her foreword, "A suite of photographs has the quality of a poem with many possible permutations...stirring up the space between the subconscious and conscious worlds."

With work from: Tabitha Barnard, Donny Barth, Anna Bergold, Patrick Carew, Baltazar Fajto, Constanze Flamme, Robert Gordon, Casandra Klos, Ashley Moog, Patrick Morarescu, Tito Mouraz, Dorothée Nowak, Sarah Pfohl, Jordan Putt, and Jordan Raye.

Cover image by Patrick Carew. 6.5" x 8", solid wax ink. First Pressing of 200. 74 pages, full color. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal.

Parking meters, pensive basketball players, proud dogs, explorative cats, tomatoes in a shirt, a swamp room, a shack. All gathered, figuring out how “to approach stillness,” the fifteenth theme of Incandescent, our very favorite photography journal.

With work from: Poli Blum, Ally Caple, Christiana Caro, Carmen Colombo, Catherine J. Davis, Lisa Gidley, Justine Higgins, Mitchell Hurst, Clay Maxwell Jordan, Nick Kozak, John Murphy, Kelli Pennington, Evan Perkins, Claudio Rasano, Tom Rees, Cody Schlabaugh, and Sarah P. Smith.

Cover image by Riel and Bianca Sturchio. Foreword by Bianca Butler. 6.5" x 8", solid wax ink. First pressing of 200. 66 pages, full color. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal.

Hay, high chairs, salt mines, forsythia, dried flowers, things on fire. All of this and more in the sixteenth issue of Incandescent, our favorite photography journal.

Featuring work from: Emerald Arguelles, Ben Carroll, Sean Carroll, Fergus Coyle, Harlan Crichton, Jordan Delawder, Magnus Holmes, Roslyn Julia, Zoie Kasper, Dana Marks, Michaela Nagyidaiová, Mark Newton, Olivia Indigo Page, Ryan Parker, Emily Sheffer, Reinier Treur, Matt Williams, and Kevin Williamson.

Foreword by Portland poet Catie Hannigan. Cover image by Mark Newton. 6.5" x 8", solid wax ink. First pressing of 200. 72 pages, full color. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal.