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Posted on February 9, 2009

Zine Yearbook #9Zine Yearbook 9

Ed. Joe Biel, et al

Microcosm Publishing, July 2008

ISBN-10: 1934620076

ISBN-13: 978-1934620076

Paperback: 216pp; $13.00

Like a fanzine grab bag, the Zine Yearbook is a collection of reprints from some people's favorite picks of zines published in a given year. This latest edition covers the zines of 2007 and includes relevant articles about the year in zines


Shuck coverShuck

Novel by Daniel Allen Cox

Arsenal Pulp Press, April 2009

ISBN-10: 1551522462

ISBN-13: 978-1551522463

Paperback: 176pp; $14.95

From back cover: SHUCK is the intense, dazzling diary of Jaeven Marshall, a quasi-homeless hustler who seeks his fame and fortune in New York, where he tries to manage his reputation as the city's porn star du jour when he's not dumpster diving, tweaking or trying to get published.


Going Green coverGoing Green

True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers,
and Dumpster Divers

Ed. Laura Pritchett

University of Oklahoma Press, May 2009

ISBN-10: 0806140135

ISBN-13: 978-0806140131

Paperback: 209; $19.95

From back cover: Pritchett has gathered the work of more than twenty writers to tell their personal stories of Dumpster diving, eating road kill, salvaging plastic from the beach, bargain hunting at yard sales and flea markets.


Then, A Thousand Crows coverThen, A Thousand Crows

Poetry by Keith Ratzlaff

Anhinga Press,  April 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1934695104

Paperback: 86pp; $15.00

From back cover: "What could it mean to be gentle in an era of ill omen and terror? Ask Jesus or Mahatma Gandhi. Ask the omni-genius da Vinci, of whom Keith Ratzlaff writes. . . " - Stephen Corey, Georgia Review


Heavenly Bodies coverHeavenly Bodies

Poetry by Richard Marx Weinraub

Poets Wear Prada, Winter 2008/09

ISBN-13: 978-0981767840

Chapbook: 19pp; $10.00

From author bio: Related to the Marx Brothers through his mother, Richard Marx Weinraub was born in New York City in 1949. He was educated in New Jersey and Oregon, receiving an MFA and a PhD from the University of Oregon.


The Wheel of Nuldoid coverThe Wheel of Nuldoid

Novel by Russ Woody

Pointless Ink Publishers, January 2009

ISBN-10: 1427634807

ISBN-13: 978-1427634801

Paperback: 381pp; $15.95

From back cover: When a student in Warren Worst's sixth grade class is kidnapped by two small creatures and carted off into the bowels of the earth, Warren and his neighbor, Lily, must follow them.


New & Noteworthy Books

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February 9, 2009



Auras, Douglas Nordfors (Plain View Press) 

Even So: New & Selected Poems, Mark Roper (Syracuse University Press) 

F-Stein, L.J. Moore (Subito Press) 

Indium, Jim McCurry (Ravenna Press) 

The Origin of Paranoia as a Heated Mole Suit, Rupert Wondolowski (Publishing Genius) 

Then, A Thousand Crows, Keith Ratzlaff (Anhinga Press)

A Theory of Everything, Mary Crockett Hill (Autumn House Press)

A Toast in the House of Friends, Akilah Oliver (Coffee House Press) 

Torched Verse Ends, Steven D. Schroeder (BlazeVOX Books)

Torch Lake, Brian Johnson (Del Sol Books) 

Traveling with the Primates, Kathryn Rantala (Ravenna Press) 

Voice: Poems, Allison Joseph (Mayapple Press) 



As if They were a Basket, Kathryn Rantala (Ravenna Press) 

Atlanta, James Iredell (Achilles Chapbook)

Everyone in this is either Dying or will Die or is Thinking of Death, J.A. Tyler (Achilles Chapbook)

Grandpa’s Wine, Gil Fagiani (Poets Wear Prada) 

Green Rain, Mary Orovan (Poets Wear Prada) 

Heavenly Bodies, Richard Marx Weinrub (Poets Wear Prada) 

Phased, George Held (Poets Wear Prada) 

The Ransacked Planetarium, Ian Brand (Pudding House) 

Swatches, Erik La Prade (Poets Wear Prada) 



The Blonde on the Train, Eleanor Lerman (Mayapple Press) 

First Execution, Domenico Starnone (Europa Editions)

Last Night in Montreal, Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled Books)

Light Boxes, Shane Jones (Publishing Genius)

Madwell Brown, Rick Collignon (Unbridled Books) 

Self-Titled Debut, Andrew Farkas (Subito Press) 

Shimmer, Eric Barnes (Unbridled Books) 

Shuck, Daniel Allen Cox (Arsenal Pulp Press)

We Agreed to Meet Just Here, Scott Blackwood (New Issues) 

When You Come Home, Nora Eisenberg (Curbstone Press)



Zine Yearbook 9, Ed. Joe Biel, et al. (Microcosm Publishing)



The Wheel of Nuldoid, Russ Woody (Pointless Ink Publishers) 



Going Green, Ed. Laura Pritchett (University of Oklahoma Press) 

Impermanence, David & Hi-Jin Kang Hodge (Snow Lion Publications)

Latinos and the Nation’s Future, Ed. Henry Cisneros (Arte Publico Press) 

Make a Zine!, Bill Brent & Joe Biel (Microcosm Publishing)

Notes from the Underground: Zine and the Politics of Alternative Culture, Stephen Duncombe (Microcosm Publishing)

Vanishing, Candida Lawrence (Unbridled Books)