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The first issue of Listen Up! is a fantastic introduction to podcasts for the uninitiated, a guide for those looking to expand their horizons, and a personal story of interacting and connecting with the form over the course of many years. From Portland's own Katie Ash (Aubade zine).

Fun cut-and-paste layout. 24 pages, half-letter size. Block-printed covers.

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The latest project of Madeline Johnston of Sister Grotto. Together with collaborator Tucker Theodore, Midwife creates dreamy songs that confront raw emotions, haunted soundscapes that get stuck in your head. Following their acclaimed 2017 debut Like Author, Like Daughter, their new Prayer Hands EP delves further, bringing more reverb-drenched anthems of loss.

Released on Antiquated Future Records...[ continued ]

Minor Leagues #6 begins the first part of a serialized book-length, comics + prose project about place, history, death, memory, childhood, and nature. An ambitious and heart-felt large-format zine from UK comic artist Simon Moreton.

102 pages, half-legal size.

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Sale! Look to the Sea + The Sky: Weekly Planner Any Year is a build-your-own planner from Cindy Crabb of Doris zine. Weekly spreads with days of the week that you can fill in the dates of whenever you choose to begin. The best part: every page is adorned with a different Doris-y drawing. So lovely.

59 weeks, 128 pages. 5" 1/2 X 8" 1/2, spiral-bound. Printed by Eberhardt Press...[ continued ]

An adorable little zine about a some great cats of history. Cats immortalized in poems, cats who braved trans-Antarctic explorations, cats famous for watching cricket. A perfect gift for any literary cat lover.

16 pages, cut quarter-size. Cover colors vary.

Krissy Ponyboy chronicles her decades-long obsession with Beat Generation writers, and the obsession's gradual decline. Like all issues of Paper Crush, Dumping Kerouac is awesome, straightforward, and wise.

24 pages, quarter-size.

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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 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 ]

Meet your spirit guide.

3" x 3", UV protected.

One large newsprint sheet of sheer madness. It's always a pleasure.

Alex Simon interviews Ellie from Good Throb, interview with Mark Winter (Coneheads, CCTV), a poem by Shannon of Hysterics, Mateo from Dawn of Humans writes about his favorite Europe tour records, and DX writes about that NYC feeling. Art by Cecilia Caldierra and Sam Ryser.