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Zines

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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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 fun how-to guide from Portland-born writer Martha Grover. Within: dealing with all the rain, taking care of your mental health, venturing out, staying in, eating soup (with recipes!), and the truth about umbrellas.

28 pages, half-letter size.

Part of Rachel Lee-Carman's continuing series of zines (Show & Tell, Shoe & Tail, Offerings of Grace & Mischief), The Thread is a whirlwind of travels, realizations, dance floors, and sunsets. 

Through hand-written text, photos, comics, and collage, Rachel's zines capture the kind of discovery that zines should embody. Everyday revelations while stumbling, all the highs and lows, figuring it out as you go...[ continued ]

An expert in stirring opposing energies and forces into the same pot, Rachel Lee-Carman's zines are always unlike anything else; an experience all their own. Within: travels to both sidewalk tarot readings and Mom's Bible study group. There's Grandma's tea readings, palm readings, the roots of the word witch, sipping spells, urban herbal harvests, poems in hollowed-out eggs.

Friends contribute, writing about being Native American in a culture that wants to trivialize the customs and forget the people...[ continued ]

User Not Found is a pocket-sized chapbook on social media and life in the digital age. In a single, long-form lyric essay, Felicity explores our collective addiction from a variety of angles. It's a many-layered joyride of a think-piece. Highly recommended.

"Prompted by a sequence of discouraging internet encounters, Felicity Fenton attempts to free herself from the tendrils of an online world we know, but struggle to look away from...[ continued ]

A new Portland poetry zine/literary journal that's surely bound for greatness. In this, the first issue, there's poetry from: Carl Adamshick (author of Saint Friend), Ross Robbins, Aimee Lopez, John Koch, David Midkiff, Heidi Elise Sellick, Yin-Lai Brenda Chung, Jessica Moore, Majesty Snowbird, Jake Ayres, John Alkek, Ariel D'Souza, Kristen Rian, and Rodney Koeneke. Plus an essay on the poetry of Jim Jarmusch's Paterson...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! The second issue of the Portland poetry zine Windowcat, "an ongoing collection of words dedicated to furthering the reach of poetry and spreading the infinite variations of language-play that can exist." 

Includes work from: Hadas Moalem, Jamie Zerndt, Aubrey Gates King, Matt Schumacher, George Ayres, Miranda Hubbard, Heather Alexander, Dylan Stringer, Erik Olson, Adam Alexander, Anna O'Connor, Hanna Litwinowick, and a hot hot series of poems from Sam Lohmann of the great Peaches & Bats literary zine...[ continued ]