set in stone

Between researching my Microcosm Publication, and teaching my course at the New School, I have been interacting with zine archives a lot over the past year. For some reason, though, it didn't occur to me that any of my old stuff would be in an archive. Today, I stumbled upon this entry in the Hampshire College Zine Collection database:

Title: Signifier Is Razor

Author: Ben Nadler

Publication Date: 2002

Location: US

Subjects: Poetry, Comics, Fiction/Literature, Politics

Catalog #: 599

Date Added: 12/3/12

I have only very vague memories of this zine. It must have been the Spring of 2002, when I was a senior in high school. So I made this after I went to Governor's School for the Arts, but before I went traveling for the first time. I was young, angsty, and drug-addled. The fact that it includes comics means there must be some work from Germ Ross in there. He was sightly older, slightly less angsty (well maybe not), and sXe. I don't have any desire to ever see this zine, but I'm glad someone else can. I stand by everything I've ever published.