Running a zine These Days

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[Image above is by Tanya Decarie, and will grace the cover of the next issue]

Since late March I’ve been puttin out a zine called These Days. It’s been possible thanks to the support of Kate Maxfield, Andrew Blackman, Justin Million, Cameron Anstee, Jenn Huzera, Scott Lemoine, Ben Ladouceur, Peter Gibbon, Mark Sokolowski, Bardia Sinaee, JM Francheteau, Jennifer Baker, David Currie, Tanya Decarie, Owen Hewitt, and Jordan Chevalier. My apologies if I forgot you. If you’re interested in a free copy sent to your door please email thesedayszine2020@gmail.com. You can also find These Days on Patreon and support the zine, if you got $ to free.

‘SPLAININ HIMSELF TO HIMSELF

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For the fourth Ottawa Zine Off, my good friend (and great poet) Justin Million & I released a short set of poems called “Leg Brain.” You can download it via the link below.

LEG BRAIN is the product of two periods in our lives, last spring when we got back together after a couple years living in different provinces and were going through, like, stuff, and then this winter, when Justin decided he’d be leaving Ottawa soon and we were going through, like, different stuff. Ultimately it’s all about desire & longing, and held up by the (mutual?) belief the brain’s as much a muscle as the heart’s a home to the soul. We both really want to be happy, and these days are both pretty damned happy.

It just sucks Justin’s no longer just two blocks and a curt text message away.

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LITERALLY MOVE BOULDERS FOR YOU

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Download You Will Be Seeing Unusual Accomplishment – the first concrete collaboration between Justin Million & myself.

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Written over two days on a typewriter and assembled with a flatbed scanner for the 2013 Ottawa Zine Off, YOU WILL BE SEEING UNUSUAL ACCOMPLISHMENT is a poetic exploration of Ed Leedskalnin’s Coral Castle. The American Stonehenge was built for Ed’s “Sweet Sixteen” and to this day it’s construction remains a mystery.

We thank everyone involved in the Ottawa Zine Off (lucky you with your hard-copies!), and anyone’s who’s ever posted or hosted content regarding Ed & his Castle online.

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