“That’s such a noble idea,” said Ashok Bhargava, a contributor to Corridor who is the poet laureate of the Philippines, has published eight books of poetry in Hindi and English, and founded Writers International Network Canada and World Peace Poets.
“It touched me that we don’t have to be sitting in New York or Toronto to do those things. We could be in a small town and we can connect with community,” Bhargava said.
At the start, only a handful of artists submitted to Corridor. But after the 13-month-long project was complete, the zine had garnered the work of 27 poets and five artists.
Over the course of the project, encouragement from the community grew.
We did it! Over 27 poets, 5 artists, +400 copies of the 10-paged zines printed and distributed over 13 months from Poetry Month 2022 to Poetry Month 2023! This month marks the final zine in this fun project. Over the next few weeks, I will share four of my favorite poems submitted to Corridor and submitted artwork as a remembrance of the year’s moments.
The March edition of Corridor is out and about. Please keep your eyes out for it around town. It’s a little 5×7 10-page zine, sitting there, wanting to wish you a good day. One more zine to go and the project will end. Poetry Month 2022 to Poetry Month 2023. “Moss” is a sample ofContinue reading “March Corridor”
The magical December volume of the poetry zine Corridor will be out next weekend. On the cover is a picture aligned with the old saying “visualize world peace”. Found art is hope incarnated. It hopes that whoever finds it will be slightly better, their vector adjusted perhaps by one degree towards “Better.” Whatever “better” isContinue reading “Corridor for December”
The November edition of Corridor zine is out this week. Look for it at coffee shops, bookstores, and local businesses. When I placed some at Village Books on Friday, I noticed all of the extra copies dropped off two weeks ago was gone. I hope those zines are out in the world being read, shared,Continue reading “Corridor Gives Voice to NW Poets”
This month one of our regular artists and poets, Kathleen McKeever, asked to run the circuit, dropping the zines off at her favorite places around town. It is fun to seek a few onto the newspaper rack at cafes and coffee shops, I don’t blame her. August, Volume 5 will be in & around town this weekend. Keep your eyes out for copies!
You can find it in local shops around Bellingham starting this week.Volume 3 featured poems FIGHTER PILOTS OF THE APOCALYPSETRICK RIDERDenise du Maurier, Washington/Minnesota, U.S. AT THE DROP OFC.J. Prince, Washington, U.S. THE VIEWGANDERYES ANDDuncan Shields, British Columbia, Canada THE MAESTRO VISITS FUKUSHIMAthreat“Body/Today”, Published 2020Kathleen McKeever, Washington, U.S. FOUR MINUS THREETHE BACK OF MY HAND“YouContinue reading “June’s “Corridor” is OUT”
After two months and two editions, the zine “Corridor” is off and running! Have you found a copy yet? Here is a peek at the covers. Please send in your original poem and/or art by June 15 to be in the next volume.
I have a simple vision. A 12-page, 5×7, staple bound, free zine sitting there, waiting to be discovered. It is casual, it is no drama, it is free and it says “I love you, you got this.” You have coffee together and it follows you home. You become best friends.