Zines

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 ]

Two poetry zines in one by Tomas Moniz. In A Poetic Theory of Plate Tectonics, he looks at bodies in relation to the various movements of the earth. And in A Reclamation of Manhood, he looks at past joys and mistakes in an attempt to unlearn the socialized expectations of what manhood and fatherhood looks like.

With art from Ajuan Mance, Robert Liu-Trujillo, and Alicia Dornadic...[ continued ]

Last copy! In this, the first issue of POPs, parents weigh in on the various struggles and joys of raising kids. Within: step parenting, custody battles, images of masculinity, navigating the autism spectrum, and so much more.

With words from Jonas (Cheer the Eff Up), Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad), Kelli Callis (That Girl), Rust Belt Jessie (Reckless Chants), Edward Jenkins Hernandez, Justin Birnholz, and Kristi Nommensen...[ continued ]

Last copy! The second issue from Chicago's favorite acapella punk rock glee club! In this issue members write about their relationships to the songs they sing. Within: words about X, The Buzzcocks, Generation X, dB's, T-Rex, Blondie, and more.

64 pages, half-letter size.

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Reclaiming Dreams for Survivors / Recuperando Sueños para Sobrevivientes is a short zine to assist abuse survivors that have issues around sleeping and dreaming. Going through herbs that can assist in this process, the zine offers a range of techniques and possibilities. 

As Blanca says in the introduction, "depending on our experience, [the dream] world may be a source of anxiety or one of healing...[ continued ]

A decade of punk photography from Nuts! fanzine editor Ben Trogdon. Hundreds of photos, full-color, countless bands and innumerable punk-life oddities.

To name just a few of the many musical greats included within: Grass Widow, Hysterics, Milk Music, and the late great Joey Casio.

Plus additional art and illustrations work from Sam Ryser, Mateo Cartagena, Sonya Sombreuil, Cecelia Caldiera, Lauren O’Connor, Nick Welch, Eugene Terry, and Somer Stampley...[ continued ]

Four essays from Portland zinester and children's book author Cathy Camper (Lowriders in Space) about Arab-American identity, being a Brown person in mostly white settings, and biases in beauty standards.

Within: clothing colors by place, The Naked People of Color Bike Ride, pen names for reclaiming power. All pieces originally published in Women of Color Zine and collected together here for the first time...[ continued ]

In Snacks in the Park, Portland zine legend Moe Bowstern (Xtra Tuf) meets up with interesting Portlanders in parks around the city. Along the way, there's bits of local history and far-ranging discussions. Casual and fun, but with plenty of depth, Snacks is an interesting ride from cover to cover.

Conversations with: rapper and activist Mic Crenshaw, film-score composers Shawn Parke and Kim Henninger, massage therapist and burlesque performer Shanta Prescott, community radio manager and activist Monica Beemer, furniture maker and salvager Preston Browning, and writer and activist Judith Arcana...[ 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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"In Starvation Mode, Seattle’s Elissa Washuta—author of 2014’s genre-defying memoir of ethnic identity, sexual trauma, bipolar disorder, and independence, My Body Is a Book of Rules—crafts a personal accounting of her struggle for culinary control, and presents the guidelines she followed as she attempted to shape her body and mind through the food she consumed.

The book’s seemingly simple structure (a series of rules to eat and live by) contrasts with the powerful way she pulls readers into a complicated story of our needs and the cultural pressures that shape us...[ continued ]