Rinky Dink Press
rinky dink press is a Phoenix-based publisher of micropoetry in microzine form (think micro-chapbook), and we're on a mission to get finely crafted poetry back in the hands (and pockets) of the people. Each of our single author collections can fit in your pocket, but we never sacrifice craft, and despite the tiny format, we refuse to sacrifice style or the environment (we use tree-less paper that’s made from sugarcane waste). We’re run by a staff of emerging and established poets, and we believe in marrying a DIY (punk) attitude with skilled poetics and fine-art aesthetics.
We're here to spread the gospel of poetry in a micro-zine package that's affordable ($1) and stylish, well-crafted and enticing. If you thought poetry was dead, then you haven't seen rinky dink! rdp is interested in community development both in Phoenix and across the SW, and the PZF is an opportunity for us to mingle with other like-minded artists and publishers and promote our shared goals. This is community-building at its best!
Amy Lou Bogen is the editor of Lost Projects Zine. Lost Projects is a community tell-all perzine, which acts as a place which holds space for our lost items to stay found within. Each issue is different and includes many contributors from all over the globe including mediums such as illustration, storytelling, comics, and poetry +
Amy Lou will be debuting LP's 5th issue at this weekend's Phoenix Zine Fest #3 having tabled at the fest each year, starting as a sponsor and now helping organize volunteers for the fest. They interned for Wasted Ink Zine Distro and serve on the Board of Directors for Girls Rock Phoenix. Amy Lou is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who can be found about the valley playing banjo in their band Corn Smut or teaching as a substitute teacher.
Sharing the table with Amy Lou is her partner and bandmate Richard Boijen aka Windy Boijen. Richard is a musician, teacher and music therapist from Phoenix who is new to zine-craft this past year! Richard will be debuting the 2nd issue of their field recording, multimodal zine, as well as their newest banjo drumcraft, sounds on rad color cassette tapes!
Both Amy Lou and Richard are super excited to be out and about sharing new work with the zine community this weekend! They will be selling a collaborative album zine which Amy Lou and Richard crafted together for their band this summer. See y'all there!
Queer fear is a zine of Joseph Dick, local artist and queer activist. The zine focuses on education and visibility through the elevation of queer stories, and queer artists. It is the goal of the magazine to leverage intersectional storytelling to make an emotional connection for readers, in and out of the community, and especially to make LGBTQ+ issues real to those with no point of reference. Queer experiences are human experiences, and radical visibility is important in a time when there is substantial social pressure for erase of gender and sexual identities and deny queer individuals from existing in public spaces. The magazine feature visual arts, editorial content, short writings, poetry, photography, and also sponsors storytelling and poetry spaces in queer bars in partnership with ARTsplat!