What started with making zines with friends back in the late 90s has grown into a practice of making zines, chapbooks, books, pamphlets and artist books. Additionally, I've done a number of chapbooks and pamphlets with my collaborator Jen Hofer as Antena; for now, you can find those on the Antena site. Here are other chapbooks: some are hand-made and some are published by wonderful small press projects.
A DIT (Do It Together) chapbook designed by Jai Arun Ravine and printed by Mystic Multiples in Houston in 2019.
Full of hooks in desire, sexiness, poetry, Grindr, non-human animals, and plants.
To purchase a copy, email plujo7 at gmail dot com.
An Accompanying Text
A chapbook published by She Works Flexible in 2015.
Full of companions, conflict zones, gaps and generators.
At the chapbook launch, a reading of the text was played without the author on the stage, an attempt to see whether or not a text could accompany without a body or if a text could become a body that might accompany the reader / listener.
An accordion-style handmade, DIY artist book in 2014.
Made for the Fresh Arts Community Supported Art Program.
Full of Karankawa words, anti-definitions, bayou sand, and drowning Spaniards. Ioyaiene became a part of the book Ford Over as one of the sections. The making of this artist book led me to experiment with painting over European words in a glossary of Karankawa words, thus forming an Anti-Glossary of sorts.
A handmade, DIY chapbook from 2011.
Full of pants ripping on plastic chairs, BUENA VIDA, coladores de sueños, Master locks, Trapitos de Angel and City Cosas.
Routes into Texas
A handmade, DIY chapbook from 2010.
Full of nose-grabbing, backwoods exploring, expropriations and other poety prose.
A DIY art zine collaboration with Jorge Galván Flores from 2003.
Full of photos of murals from Houston's East End—unicorns, big-lipped fish, Selena, pool-playing bulls, crawfish, mustachioed beauty queens and a fading historical singularity.
A DIT (Do It Together) compilation zine from the late 90s that I made with a crew of friends.
Full of black boxes, kids, race, class, gender, sex, bands, riot grrrl, and more. As Elizabeth Badurina writes in a review of the first issue of the zine, “a post-futurist dream with an unusual structure and a visual impact that's like a bastard child of Dada and Lichtenstein. It's jam-packed with art and content [and tackles| issues of race and media, women's rights, pregnancy scares, a very serious article on an Indian natural disaster from a personal perspective, and American politics as usual. Class and gender are definitely not sacred cows with this crowd.”