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TwERK

Location

925 Bergen Street Suite 405
11238 Brooklyn
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, TwERK
Date: 
2013
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Abstract: 
Poetry. African American Studies. Peformance Studies. TWERK unveils an identity shaped by popular media and history, code switching and cultural inclusivity. The poems, songs, and myths in this long-awaited first book are as rooted in lyric as in innovation, in Black music as in macaronic satire. TWERK evokes paradox, humor, and vulnerability, and it offers myriad avenues fueled by language, idiom, and vernacular. This book asks only that we imagine America as it has always existed, an Americana beyond the English language.
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English
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9780988539907
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West Side Stories By the Students of Crown Community Academy of Fine Arts Under the Direction of Miss Nancy A. Valente

Location

2128 S Saint Louis Ave
60623 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Zine, West Side Stories
Date: 
1992
Abstract: 
The students of Crown Community Academy of Fine Arts, under the direction of Miss Nancy A. Valente (Miss V.) created and compiled students' poems, stories and art in a literary entitled "West Side Stories". The work ranges from humorous literature to a poem between long distance lovers.
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English
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Lost in Darkness: JOT Writers on Home, Housing and Homelessness

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1313 East 60th Street
60637 Chicago
United States
US
Date: 
Spring 2002
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"Lost in Darkness" speaks to the voices never heard, the stories never told. The voices of those with no guarantee of hearth and home. Books on housing usually don't make the best-seller lists. Housing isn't "sexy". You won't hear these stories in the late-night on Letterman or Leno. But many of us are just a couple of paychecks away from the street. Recent studies have confirmed it: Twenty-first Century Chicago faces an alarming crisis - a severe shortage of affordable house. This collection captures the real, human stories of housing and homelessness. The words of human beings who shuffle, invisible, through half-lives of bus shelters, viaducts and abandoned basements.
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English
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The Day in the Life Of..My Family

Location

1450 W Cermak Rd
60608 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Zine Day in the Life
Date: 
2016
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Scrapbook/family album of daily life in a Mexican-American family
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May be from photo class collection of Benito Juarez Community Academy or Benito Juarez High School; circa 2016
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Journey to the Southern Oracle: A Neverending Fanzine

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zine, Journey to the Southern Oracle: A Neverending Fanzine
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A short comic zine detailing the author's love for and relationship with the 1984 West German fantasy film "The NeverEnding Story."
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English
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Two or three pages have coffee stain-like discolorations. 14p, b&w, 5.25"x6.5"
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I Remember... Eyebrows on Fleek: Memoirs From the 8th Graders of St. Ann School

Location

1276 N Milwaukee Ave
60622 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
zine, Eyebrows on Fleek: Memoirs From the 8th Graders of St. Ann School
Date: 
March 2017
Edition: 
1st
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"Because we believe in the inherent value and power of each student’s experience, ["I Remember..."] is designed to bring impactful memories to the page. Through a series of short exercises designed to tap into memory and identity, students explore their voices, perspectives, and experiences through writing." - from <https://www.826chi.org/programs>
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English
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Locally-printed zine created as part of an 8th grade memoir-writing field trip at 826CHI.
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Lean Mean Teen Zine Machine #3

Catalog Number: 
zine, Lean Mean Teen Zine Machine #3
Date: 
2011
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#3
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These kids are at it again! Zine created as part of the Quimby's 2011 Revenge of Print challenge. Zine includes middle school writing sprinkled with pop culture whimsy - from a photo shoot with Justin Beiber, a Ke$ha concert and advice on bad insults.
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English
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TwERK

Catalog Number: 
Book, Diggs
Date: 
2015
Edition: 
3rd
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Poetry by African-American female writer. From back cover:" This long-awaited compendium of works by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will blow your mind with its delirious play of signs, its cultural repurposings and reclaimings, its endlessly spinning polyglot wheel, and its breezy repertoire of ribald, faux-naif cyberfolk myth-science. With dazzling rigor and imagination, Ms. Diggs shares with us a view from Harlem that shines a knowing light on every place in the observable universe. To read these works is to feel the world in mid-transformation (words by Vijay Iyer).
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English
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9780988539907
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TwERK

Catalog Number: 
Book, Diggs
Date: 
2015
Edition: 
3rd
Volume: 
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Poetry written in free, modern style by a black/African-American female writer. From back cover:"This long-awaited compendium of works by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will blow your mind with its delirious play of signs, its cultural repurposings and reclaimings, its endlessly spinning polyglot wheel, and its breezy repertoire of ribald, faux-naif cyberfolk myth-science. With dazzling rigor and imagination, Ms. Diggs shares with us a view from Harlem that shines a knowing light on every place in the observable universe. To read these works is to feel the world in mid-transformation. (words by Vijay Iyer)
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English
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9780988539907
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