Thank you for purchasing, finding, or otherwise acquiring my zine, Teeth! This is the seventh in an ongoing series of these zines. It’s an absolute thrill to low-key publish in this way!
This is an especially special issue of the zine that was especially difficult to write. Over the last couple of years I have been trying to get on top of my long neglected teeth. I wanted to document that journey and also explore the various parts of me that led me to this place – attention, addiction, and shame. There was so much I wanted to include here, and honestly it was kind of challenging to open up and share about this problem I have been so ashamed of for so many years. It helped to get it all down!
The zine you are holding in your hand was designed and edited by luke kurtis, a dear friend and frequent collaborator. Most notably he inspired and designed my books The Animal Book and Tentative Armor, and the zines I mentioned above. So much of my work now is about these publications, and it was luke who inspired me in this way. The first Headphones zines were hand folded and bound with needle and thread by me in a limited edition of 40. Each one was signed, numbered, and made available to my Patreon community for a limited time. It’s a really beautiful feeling to create these objects by hand and send them out into the world to people who so fully believe in my work.
The track is a strange mix of serenity, anxiety, noise, and if you listen closely you’ll catch the sound of a dentist’s drill or two.
Thanks for checking this out and for taking the time to find this page. You can download the track and the zine in various formats using the links below.
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