I've recently began worklunteering at Portland Oregon's Independent Publishing Resource Center. It's a phenomenal splace where a lot of letters get pressed, letrasets get rubbed onto the page, xeroxes, scans etc.
It is also home to a phenomenal zine library I am beginning to find my way around. You could call it a specialized open to the public library of mostly spineless books. I have found a couple pubs from Xexoxial Endarchy, and Fantagraphics seems to have been sending us everything they put out for some time now. It's pretty varied.
But it could be more varied.
I, for one, would like to see more visual poetry.
If there are interested parties out there, consider sending chapbooks and self publications of any sort to
THE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING RESOURCE CENTER
917 SW Oak Street, #218
Portland, OR 97205
That is if you
We are of course talking about donations here as the IPRC is a non-profit and can't purchase things.
But you would be contributing to a killer, unique space.
Lines on Canvas or What I Know or Have Seen of His Life by Sam Lohmann
Lohmann's Lines on Canvas are a collection of lines drawn to the end of breath. From the referential object found by Sam in his exploration of the landscape, this time from the vantage of the idea of the painter. Each line is drawn from a singularity in text to its possible extent in the world, as Sam has culled it from one biographer looking at an other. That other being the painter Cézanne, from the eye and mouth of his friend Joachim Gasquet.
From the overbearing sky He produced atrocious studies In the attic a canvas of holes
This chapbook is an excerpt from a full-length work that should appear later in the year. Lines on Canvas is available from the publisher for $8 domestic mail. Send a check or well-concealed cash to
Jamesque Yeary 2947 E. Burnside Portland, OR 97214
also: Phoebe Wayne's Lovejoy is still available. c_L's first publication, Lovejoy's several narrative threads each take a different perspective on the construction, presence and decay of Portland's Lovvejoy columns, a series of "outsider" architecture that have been disappeared from the Portland cityscape since the WPA projects of the 1950s that helped bring them into the world.
Both chapbooks feature letterpress printed covers and hand-sewn binding. Lovejoy is available for $6 domestic mail.