Durable Goods has celebrated over a year of success in the print zine world. It has traveled all over the world to nearly every continent and to most corners of the United States. There has been such a great outpouring of support for this zine and I truly appreciate it.
My long time friend Brian Fugett (Zygote in my Coffee) and I had discussed doing a print compilation of the first year of Durable Goods, but due to the sheer number of contributors and the actual size of the book it was decided it wasn't cost effective. I still wanted to commemorate this great year and also how much this zine has changed my life so, I decided to develop an online Issuu book that would feature all the poems, prose and photography from 2009-2010.
Durable Goods' main purpose is to bring joy back to the mailbox and make connections between different circles of writers and maybe give a few moments of respite in a day that is otherwise hectic and filled with business. I have had the best loyal subscribers and writers on the planet and I consider them an extended family. I have a great group of distributors who share my zine with their publications and folks that always spread the word. I am a lucky woman and editor.
On June 9th, 2011 you will be able to find the online compilation of Durable Goods 2009-2010 exclusively at Zygote in my Coffee. This will be the only place that you can view this, so please stop by there and support Zygote and Durable Goods. Brian Fugett has been an amazing friend and truly gave me my start in the small press as he was the first person to ever take a chance on my poetry. He is a great innovator, a wonderful guy and an integral part of the small press. Thank you Brian.
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PS. If when you read the compilation and decide you want to receive the print version every two weeks, you can check the "subscriptions" link here on this site for details on how to do that.