Books

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.

"In times of containment, photography moves where people cannot," writes Tasha Bjelić in their introduction to the new issue of Incandescent. "It provides a platform for civic engagement. These photographs appear as survivors of a neoliberal history. The people, metaphors, details, and emotions amalgamate as acts of vulnerability and resistance."

With work from: Christine Armbruster, Carmen Colombo, Leda Costa, Sonia Goydenko, J Houston, Jack Hulbert, Eric Kaczmarczyk, Mario Karlovcec, Jocelyn Keays, Kyle Lang, Rafael M. Milani, Masato Ninomiya, Rhombie Sandoval, and Zhidong Zhang.

Cover photo by J Houston from their series “Tuck + Roll.” 6.5" x 8". First pressing of 200. 57 pages, full color. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal.

Portland photo zine Incandescent gathers photographers from around the world to respond to the idea of “To Save and To See.” Quiet moments that speak volumes. Foreword by Sarah LaPonte. Cover image by Tommaso Fiscaletti.

76 pages, perfect-bound, full color using solid wax ink. 6.5" x 8." First pressing of 250. Buy Incandescent ​as a pack to save money and support the photo journal.

Instrument combines color photography, personal biography and gripping, restless poetry into a unique melding of literature and art. 

The companion book to her Antiquated Future Records release Traveler's Ode

165 pages, large trade paperback.

One of the best zines ever, collected for the first time. Volume One puts together some long out of print issues, which is definite cause for celebration.

"From scooping chicken salads to selling clothes to shelving books to teacher training, Truckface details years of embarrassment and missteps. This volume contains stories of rowdy backyard brawls, awful customer service, awkward social interactions, underpants dance parties, staying angry and learning how to try. Contains issues 7-11."

364 pages, compact trade paperback. ISBN # 9780985013196. Volume Two also available.

This volume collects LB's writing from her first five years as a public school teacher. It is at turns powerful, hilarious, sad, inspirational, and always always always amazing. If any zine deserves a 400+ page anthology, it's Truckface.

"Through strikes, standardized testing, violence, bouffant wigs, school closings, and drawings of wieners, Truckface documents the life of one Chicago public school teacher. Simultaneously hopeful and hopeless, this volume contains Issues 12-16."

448 pages, compact trade paperback. ISBN # 9780991235407. Volume One also available.

Juggalo Country is the first book to deeply examine the world of the Juggalos—the clown-painted subculture that over the past 20 years has swept across North America and grown large enough to be designated a gang by the FBI.

In the tradition of writers like Hunter S. Thompson and Jon Ronson, Craven Rock spends a debaucherous week as an undercover journalist at The Gathering of the Juggalos, the group's yearly summer festival. He reports back with hazy recollections, questionable memories, and awkward interviews. All while offering a powerful examination of the class issues, faith, violence, and internal marketing within the culture, and exploring what it says about American culture as a whole. A fascinating meditation on counterculture and community.

224 pages, trade paperback. ISBN #9781621063186. Illustrations by Damon Thompson.

Delphine Bedient's writing is accessible and odd, heartfelt and detached, sad and hilarious. In The Last Time My Sadness Was Convenient she positions her in-between-genre writing in the form of short poems, and it's perhaps her best chapbook yet. These are love and break-up poems from the quiet moments of missing and longing, poems of being alone together and lonely alone.

68 pages, tall pocket-size, letter-pressed covers. Published by Two Plum Press.