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New Muse of Contempt
vol 13 no 1
"The 24 hour zine thing" issue
Joe Blades, editor

Creation started at 7:30 am, 21 July 2007
Release: July 2007
zine, magazine, poetry, art
24-pages incl. cover, 5.5 x 8.5, hand-sewn (w/ a variety of cotton and linen threads) chapbook-style zine

The challenge:
The webpage for the 2007 24 hour zine thing is up and running at We're ready for your sign up if you're interested in attempting the challenge this year. And what a challenge! To make a 24 page zine in 24 hours from start to finish! You can sign up at any time, but remember that you need to complete your zine during the month of July.
About this mag/issue:

The texts in this NMoC issue are all first drafts of poems in my ongoing "prison songs" series. Most were composed on my wee manual typewriter. "prison songs" is a series I started writing in July 2006 during a Fredericton Arts Alliance artist residency (one week) in part because Marko Kristić in Beograd, Srbjia, had told me while we travelled together to promote my book in translation, Pesme iz kazamata (i.p. Rad), that the title—translated from Casemate Poems could also translate back from the Serbian into "prison songs". [the "prison songs" in this NMoC issue are ones I started writing on the morn of 21 July, after collecting posters in downtown Fredericton and selecting the ones to become the foundation for the zine pages.] NMoC I started publishing in 1987 in New York City. This 24 hour zine thing issue is the first since the "winter 1999 vol 12 no 1" issue.
Joe Blades, editor

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