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No no no (this is not a zine)

Title
No no no (this is not a zine) / Kim R. Cody.
Published
Columbus, OH: the author, 2009-
Description
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary
Kim, a mail artist in her 50s, writes about her college-aged daughter, the recent death of her mother, and her entrance into the zine world as an older zine publisher. The zines contain illustrations, photographs, poems, and some handwriting. In issue 1, she writes a response to a friend's dislike of Charles Bukowski, reviews the art show "Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms" at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH, gushes about her grocery store cashier crush, and includes an essay on why men with glasses look "smexy" with pictures of anime characters as proof. In issue 2 she tells stories about mail art that she has exchanged with strangers, importance of poetry, and riding a rollercoaster for the first time at Busch Gardens. The focus of issue 2 is on Kim's mother, who passed away from stomach cancer. Her hoarding tendencies created a lot of difficulty for making final arrangements and made Kim recognize problems in her own life. Kim also discusses Barack Obama and the 2008 election. Issue 3 is two attempts at a 24-hour zine put together. Topics include the weirdness of online social networking, ageism and stereotypes in the strained conversation between the Baby Boomers and Generation X, gardening, family stories, and the difficulty of finding women's jeans that fit. In issue 4, Kim reflects on Steve Jobs's death, the disappearance of LiveJournal, the destruction of her old typewriter, and reading "Infinite Jest." She also writes about thrift shopping and references the "White Elephants" zine by Katie Haegele. Issue 5 is about cleaning, finding relics along with old poetry and the role of a white middle-aged homemaker in zine culture. It is the final issue.
Subjects (Genre)
Contents
ISSUE 1
Happy, happy zine joy : 2008 - year of the zine
Charles Bukowski : so it's cliched. Bite me
"Other voices, other rooms" : Andy Warhol goes to Cowtown
Anthony : (sigh)
Memo : in re: eyeglasses
ISSUE 2
Misadventures in mail art : "Hey there, wait a minute Mr. Postman"
Poem of the day : tryin' hard to find somethin' to praise
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? : emotional rollercoasters
Mama : (or why it took me over two years to complete this zine)
Memo : in re: Shrek
ISSUE 3
The write way : strategy and failure in 24 hour zine making
IMHO : Popular culture and social networking
Finding the garden path : landscape and community
World of envy : (a true story - because those the only kind I know how to write)
Memo : in re: Vogue magazine
ISSUE 4
For the record : just sayin'
Adrienne Rich : in memorium
Losses : The hits keep coming
Infinite musings : Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace, and a hundred other bits of information connected by a tenuous thread of memory
Memo : in re: Proust's quiestionnaire
ISSUE 5
This messy, random life: so many years, so many bags of garbage
No time for dada: something from nothing
Rant: the beat goes on
Let it go: learning to say goodbye
Memo: in re: relics
Notes
Gift of the author, donated in 2011- 2012.
Language
English
Format
Journal Journal/Periodical
Acquired On
October 6, 2012
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