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Minml Poems

Mag Gabbert

Inspired by the minimalist visual poetry of Aram Saroyan, this chapbook-length poetry collection—featuring a bonus nonfiction essay and afterword from the author—explores intersections between intuition, memory, desire, and association. Gabbert writes, “This is my inquiry: If I could cast enough light (or ‘lighght,’ perhaps?) to show you every entity that has haunted, or pestered, or even sometimes delighted me—the one that resembles a tiny, flat conflation between woman and womb, for example; or the one gargoyling itself between female and femme and pheromone; or this one mangling garbage and baggage and garb into a solitary, loopy pile—what would those look like to you?” Minml Poems is now available for $9 from Cooper Dillon Books (2020).

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The Zine Series

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The Silence of the Lamps

Mag Gabbert
Chen Chen | Tarfia Faizullah

Double, double—no, *triple* trouble! The Silence of the Lamps is absolutely bubbling over with spooky new content by not two, but three poets!! In fact, we’ve heard this zine has been called “tricked-out” and “otherworldly” (though, we couldn’t say by whom, since they were impossible to see). Anyway, this particular treat might be best if enjoyed alone. After all, it comes with its own—um, unfathomable?—company! So, the next time the moon is high and full, we hope you’ll spend a spell touring our haunted duplex poems. They’re just dying for a read!

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Desperate Text Messages

Mag Gabbert | Tarfia Faizullah

If you, too, somehow arrived at the love-riddled season with yet another boo who didn’t come through, Desperate Text Messages might just cure those heartsick blues! We’ve got fourteen very special new sonnets—a sonnet of sonnets!—all ready to cut out and glue to the mirror in your ex’s bathroom (or, you know, wherever you choose). Plus! We’ve even included valentines with old cartoons—just like the ones you used to pass around in elementary school—and added a few clutch revisions to boot. We promise, your love for this zine will finally be true.

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Fidgety Puddings

Mag Gabbert | Chen Chen

Prepare to feast your eyes (and brain!) on Fidgety Puddings, a zine of brand-sprinkling-new recipe poems. If you’ve got a hankering for dog food, an unquenchable crying craving, or an urgent need for quiet ferocity, look no further than these delightful poem-treats. We’ve even thrown in an artistic portrait of each dish, just to jingle your palate! Remember folks, good taste is timeless—so why not make this zine your next solstice gift, or go-to wintery snuggle read, or turn it into a centuries-old family heirloom? (We sure hope you do.) Bon appétit!

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Shadow Poppets

Mag Gabbert | Carly Joy Miller

Shadow Poppets is a downright two-for-one special. Not only will you enjoy this zine’s whimsically twisty exquisite corpse poem, but you can even make yourself at home in its six-star paper doll house with your own Shadow Poppet! What’s a Shadow Poppet, you ask? Oh, it’s just that strange person we each become when we’re stuck all alone—you know, when reality grows a bit fuzzy, then suddenly it wears a big, curly bow? So trust us, you won’t need any special occasion to crack this zine open and start moving in! Just a quiet afternoon and some tea with lemon.

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Teary Fails

Mag Gabbert | Leila Chatti

The poems in Teary Fails are the underbellies of fairy tales. That’s right. In this zine, “the flying carpet” becomes “a filthy gnat creep”—at least, theoretically. We can’t guarantee gnats, or carpets, but there are several creeps. Perhaps even creeping creeps! And, aside from our completely original, never-before-published anagram poems, this collection also comes fully furbished with very sparkly collage art. Make this zine your next anniversary gift! Or Halloween party favor! Read it to your kids! (Actually, no, probably don’t read it to your kids.)

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Wonderful Nothings

Mag Gabbert | Chen Chen

The title of our zine, Wonderful Nothings, comes from comedian and crafts enthusiast Amy Sedaris, who writes in her book Simple Times, “Crafting is considered to be a pastime where one turns simple somethings into wonderful nothings.” Featuring erasure poems, poems typed up handsomely (or at least semi- competently) on an old Olympia typewriter, and original poetry that’s never appeared elsewhere (!!), this little collection is a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, any glittery day.

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