Rarely do I receive anything worthwhile in the mail, just the regular bills and junk. But last week I received two beautiful zines and a handwritten note from Kate Larson
, one of the contributors to our forthcoming anthology of young women writing about The Sexual Politics of Meat
. The package stood out right away: wrapped in a page torn from an old magazine and addressed in a careful hand.
Kate's zines are called no better than apples
and are filled with thoughtful stories and illustrations about sickness and healthcare, being on the road with her band, good times with a bedazzler, her incredibly close relationship with her mother and her distance from her father, the landscape of the Hudson Valley, natural disasters, friends, losing one's home, and dumpstering. We're all enamored with them.
Kate wrote for our forthcoming anthology on The Sexual Politics of Meat
. After a chance meeting with Kate (Larson) in a New Paltz bookstore and after reading (in issue seven) about her meeting feminist and printmaking heroine Kate Millet, Lantern publisher Martin Rowe envisioned the book as a "next generation" expansion of Carol Adams' ideas, stretching them into uncharted philosophical/feminist/animal rights territory.
We look forward to bringing these stories and ideas to you. Though I apologize: they won't have silkscreened covers and the labels won't be addressed by hand.
If you are interested in getting your hands on issues of no better than apples
, contact Kate at P.O. Box 1250, New Paltz, NY 12561 or teamkate [at] gmail [dot] com. If you're interested in getting your hands on a copy of our anthology on The Sexual Politics of Meat
(20+ years later), sign up for our newsletter at the top of this page, and we'll let you know when it's available.