Country Bookshelf: 28 West Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715
Come hear me read stories from and talk about the creation of my latest zine: Grim Love.
Grim Love is a multi-media zine of flash fiction, macabre illustrations, and audio recordings read by various standout artists (ranging from professional wrestlers to pop-punk singers). In regards to the formatting, zines are cheaply-made and reasonably-priced publications, staple bound, and hot off the photocopier press (think a poetry chapbook). Zines, which could out of punk culture, give a voice to topics often underrepresented and socially conscientious through the use of poetry, artwork, photography, etc., and are quite raw in nature. The content of Grim Love touches on issues of love, loss, and sexuality all while giving a playful twist on some of our best-known folklore. This is a look into Humpty Dumpty’s heartache, Snow White’s dreams, a love affair with the Grim Reaper, and many other reality-bending rarities.