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Zines

In this issue of our favorite literary zine, seven writers take us around the world—from ancient ruins to the room of a nursing home—while writing under the theme of "Away."

Featuring work from: Charles Reaves, Andria Alefhi, Colette Hannahan, Betsy Houston, Pam Daghlian, M.P. McCune, and Lauren Georgia.

44 pages, quarter-size, color covers. Cover art by Portland's very own collage artist extraordinaire, Kevin Sampsell...[ continued ]

In this, the fifteenth installment of We'll Never Have Paris (the literary zine of all things never meant to be), writers tackle the sprawling mess that is America. 

Essays from Andria Alefhi, Lisa Fenger, Carol Wierzbicki, PF Dumanis, Adrienne Robillard, Sheetal Singh, A.M. Black, and M.P. McCune. Art by Annie Galvin and (Portland's own!) Gabriel Liston.

48 pages, quarter-size...[ continued ]

This issue of We'll Never Have Paris, the literary zine of all things never meant to be, focuses on food. Within, there are personal essays about diets, the melting pot of culinary cultures in a textiles factory, an immigrant family's relationship to Filet-O-Fish, a French mother's relationship to endives, the morning of Freddy Mercury's death, a failed care package, and more. 

With work from: Diane Englert, Melissa Hung, Mollia Jensen, Ed Kemp, Gina Kropf, Charles Reaves, Dani Scoville, Christine Shaffer, and Zou Zou Stasko​...[ continued ]

Now in its thirteenth year, We'll Never Have Paris is an institution. This issue of the all-memoir literary journal revolves around "hindsight" and within there are bald spots, guns, hearing aids, fandom, and so much more.

Essays by: Steven Svymbersky, Lisa Alexia, Amy Bobeda, Suzanne Present,​ Gustavo Rivera, LD Green, Anna Seregina, and Karen Lynch.

52 pages, quarter-size...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! In the vein of his Fixer Eraser zine series, We, the Drowned #2 is Jonas' latest collection of curious short prose pieces. Under the banner of "wishes and ghost stories," the pieces within are filled with conversations, lies, playful tangents, and a lot of heart.

32 pages, quarter-size.

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Temporary sale! Mantras, old friends, name-calling, an imagined game. These are some of the odd pleasures of reading the latest batch of stories from Jonas (Fixer Eraser).

24 pages, half-letter size.

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The latest in Jonas Cannon's continued series of odd and hopeful stories about connection and disconnection. An offshoot of his Fixer Eraser zines, this issue of We, the Drowned contains unicorns, Foghat, and idea men. Told through letters, prose poems, and bar conversations.

The highlight: a conversation between Jonas, Cindy Crabb (Doris), and Alex Wrekk (Brainscan) about regret (or the lack thereof) and the many possible paths that could have been...[ continued ]

An introduction to the personal zine (by way of a big box, full of zines, opened decades ago). A fun little journey that will make you want to write your own story, take your own journey.

16 pages, half-letter size.

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 ]