POC ZINE PROJECT — Basically, I think y’all are doing awesome work...
Basically, I think y’all are doing awesome work and I am honored to be able to support the project in whatever way I can. - Sarah McCarry, Guillotine creator & POCZP fundraiser

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Much love and many thanks to Sarah McCarry, who is donating all proceeds from the Guillotine #4 special edition presale to the 2013 Race Riot! Tour fund. Woo! xo

Announcement from Sarah:

I cannot even TELL YOU in the LANGUAGE OF WORDS how excited I am to be publishing Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar Nikpour’s conversation on punk. No lie, friends, this chapbook is going to melt the fuck right off your face. You can preorder it now; it’ll ship in mid-June. Use the discount code PUNKSNOTDEAD for $2 off your order between now and May 31. All the proceeds from the special edition will benefit the POC Zine Project’s Race Riot! 2013 tour.

This collaboration is beautiful to us on multiple levels: Mimi was instrumental in making the first Race Riot! tour a success last year and will be joining us again this year. Golnar is an inspiration to POCZP and she performed at the first Race Riot! tour event in Brooklyn with her band In School.


Guillotine is an ongoing series of handbound chapbooks with letterpress-printed covers, and each chapbook is a single essay.

"Punk is a moving target": Punk is an unwieldy object of study—because of fictions that circulate as truth, absences in archives and the questionable subject of recovery, and the passage of “minor” details into fields of knowledge. A conversation about the politics of methodology, and historiography, of subculture. 32 pp., 4.5 x 6.5". ***SHIPS IN JUNE 2013, 243 IN STOCK***

MIMI THI NGUYEN is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the author of The Gift of Freedom. She has made zines since 1991, including Slander and the compilation zine Race Riot. Nguyen is a former Punk Planet columnist and a Maximum Rocknrollshitworker; she is also a frequent collaborator with Daniela Capistrano for the POC Zine Project.

GOLNAR NIKPOUR served as co-coordinator of Maximum Rocknrollbetween 2004 and 2007. She is also a founding editor of B|ta’arof, a magazine featuring art, literature, historiography, and cultural critique related to Iran and its diaspora. She was born in Tehran, Iran, and lives in New York City.


If everyone in our community gave $1, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2013. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to our 2013 tour, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

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