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Doris by Cindy Gretchen Ovenrack Crabb
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Dec 09, 08

bookshelves: zines, punk
Read in December, 2008

Re-read recently because I am reviewing this zine for LJ. Doris is a wonderful perzine that's been around since the mid-nineties, written, illustrated and published by Cindy, a wandering punk anarchist woman who writes about her travels, her sister, strangers, secrets, making community, sex, history, depression, politics and so much more. She has a real gift for describing ordinary moments in daily life: snatches of conversation, glimpses out the windows of vans, late-night fears and frustrations, the harsh beauty of city landscapes, planting a garden, dancing at a show, so many things we often take for granted. She really sees them, and she tells you stories about them like an old friend would -- simple and direct and full of heart. And when she talks to you about politics and theory, mutual aid and women's self-care, you soak up the words and feel it resonate through all the little details she's shared with you elsewhere. The political & personal are thoroughly entwined in this zine, as they are in life. Most of Doris #1 through #18 is in this volume (except #9 which was not reprinted for reasons she mentions in the book); the zine is up to issue #26 now and you can get back issues 21 through 26 at her website (www.dorisdorisdoris.com) and also through microcosm publishing (www.microcosmpublishing.com), who published this anthology.
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