A quick favorite of fans and editors, yesterzine, is something that we all can love and cherish. It came about when all three of us were collabing on readings and writings, and in regards to that, yesterzine was created and became our first hand bound chapbook for Gorilla Press. There was a time when Daniel was adding y’s to the front of words. Matthew had gesture so Daniel was like “why not yester, yesterzine.” Daniel had the idea to start a zine where four writers, two women and two men, would each contribute four poems that would be arranged in a loose thematic way. It was then decided that each issue’s cover would be an old family photos from editors of the Gorilla Press.
yesterzine one – relics features the wonderful:
Jen Kulbeck is a writer, printer, higher ed administrator, and a master’s candidate in the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State. She edited Crux, a small press anthology, and had work published in Riverwest Review and produced by Inertia Ensemble at Theater X in Milwaukee. Partnering with her husband, Thomas Edler, as Edlebeck Letterpress, she designs and prints broadsides, linoleum cuts and other small press jobs on their Chandler & Price pilot press.
Leanne Chabalko earned her M.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State University and has studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Delaware. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Nashville Review, Stoneboat, Used Furniture Review, Sugar Mule and Blood and Thunder, among others. She won the 2012 Ann Fields Prize in Poetry and prefers her coffee iced, not hot. During the day, she’s a copywriter at an ad agency. Follow her @leanne.
Lisa Marie Schnaubelt is a former-educator, current-barback, always-epicurean, and poet-when-she’s-lucky. Her interests include fire, bikes, snark, cowgirls, and luring people into lifelong friendships. She recently graduated from San Francisco State University with an M.A. in creative writing
Daniel Suarez is a first generation Cuban-American born and raised in Chicago, IL. He currently resides in San Francisco, CA and is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Creative Writing – Poetry at San Francisco State University. He is co-creator of the Grinder Reading Series in Oakland at the Telegraph Café, showcasing East Bay Area writers. He is also an editor forthegorillapress.com, an online journal representing young talent throughout the US. This past Summer Daniel was one of many featured readers during Beast Crawl, Oakland’s first literary “pub” crawl, at the Stork Club for Skinless: New & Raw Writing. He is also a translator and is in the process of translating the Cuban neo-baroque poet José Lezama Lima. His poetry has appeared in the Columbia Poetry Review, Gesture # 1 and # 3, RHINO, The VelRo Reader 2, Writing Without Walls: The Space Between Us; for which he was also a featured reader, and Saturday Night Special: An East Bay Open Mic’s Anniversary Anthology.
yesterzine two – heirlooms features the wonderful:
Vernon Keeve III
yesterzine three – camber features the wonderful:
Alexandra Naughton lives in Oakland, California. Her first poetry collection, I Will Always Be Your Whore, was published by Punk Hostage Press in January, 2014. She is the editor of Be About It zine, and the curator of a bimonthly reading series in the Bay Area. Her work has appeared in Dusie, Metazen, HTML Giant, Thought Catalog, Gesture, Out of Our, and elsewhere.
Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and a writer for the award winning zine, book and now magazine: Rad Dad. His novella Bellies and Buffalos just came out. He’s been making zines since the late nineties, and his most current zines Dirty and The Body is a Wild Wild Thing are available, but you have to write him a postcard: PO Box 3555, Berkeley CA 94703.
Jennifer S. Cheng received her MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Iowa and her BA from Brown University. She is the author of a chapbook, Invocation: An Essay (NewMichigan Press), and the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Web Conjunctions, the Collagist, Mid-American Review, Seneca Review, Sonora Review, and Fifty-Fifty, an anthology of new Hong Kong writing. She can be found at jenniferscheng.com.
Kwan Booth is an Oakland based writer, and performer. BUY NOW