I'm RD, a professor on ASU's Downtown campus. I'm also a poet/writer, a lover of small presses, and a veteran participant in the world of community-based art. I used to edit/design a poetry journal (merge) but now I run a microzine micropress called rinky dink with a rotating cast of 4-5 former creative writing students.
What would you like people to know about the zines you create and/or why you are looking forward to tabling at Phx Zine Fest 2016?
We're tiny and we're green (we use treeless paper), we love publishing local authors and prefer a 50/50 split between local and national. Additionally, we (aka our editorial board) love reading the selections, designing the zines, and spending time together in the process. Our series come out twice a year, and each zine in the 10-zine series has its own narrative, its own trajectory, its own theme. The 5-6 micropoems contained within each micro-collection never sacrifice craft, but our poets know how to make an impact in 40 words or less. Lastly, we want people to believe in poetry again -- its portability, its readability, its need to be transferred from one hand to the next (rather than shelved) -- and we believe that rdp is making that happen!
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
We can't wait for the zine fest! Your team is awesome, and we're so grateful that the birth of our press occurred so close to the first annual event!