On Monday Oliver and I adventured through the city’s side streets in search of the Dublin Food Co-Op’s Zine Fair. I spoke to artists from all over the city and looked through records and handmade jewelry and booklets. There were people dressed in costumes and bands playing near the back. In the end, I wound up collecting only four things: a free screen-printed map of a Feminist Walking Tour of Dublin, a book of collages featuring women’s body parts and ribcages expending flowers by Martha Daly, a shark hand-painted onto a miniature piece of plywood, and a zine called You Are Among Friends: Advice to the Little Sisters I Never Had by Lindsey Markel.
Markel writes in her zine, “Do more of what you love. Once you identify what you want to do, do it relentlessly.” As long as I can keep writing poetry and illustrating in Dublin or New York City, I will be happy.