We had an extremely productive day at ZAPP, pre-cataloging a good number of the Zines that are cresting out over the mail tub and onto the counters. Found a couple of really great examples of Zine work, including one that I'm going to request a subscription to. The man had a very interesting perspective on life in general and used the "F" word a lot. He also walked the entire length of the Appalachian trail--alone. I'm impressed by people who have the guts to just strap a pack on, and then head out into the great unknown. I can't imagine spending six months in the finest hotels, much less six months on foot, carrying many pounds of gear and hoping to avoid contact with animals that might view me as tasty. He did it though; I'm impressed.
Last evening, I visited the home of Graham Isaac, who was hosting a poetry reading from his Zine: Your Hands, Your Mouth. They can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org They are still accepting submissions for their next issue, which will focus on the theme of Thanks. The final performer last evening (and I just wish I could remember her name) was a Native-American woman who gave one of the most stirring readings I've ever had the privilege to listen to. She was beyond amazing. She told us she is not a poet (I found her words very poetic) and read from a book she is currently writing. The theme: Racial identity. She regularly writes for Your Hands, Your Mouth.