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Sideshow 9!!

Who's Your Muse?

Fri. May 9th, 2014: 5pm - 1AM
Sat. May 10th, 2014: 4pm - 1AM
700 E. 4th St
Dayton Ohio, 45402

The Ninth edition of the Dayton Circus Sideshow is underway! Come down for art, music, food, beer, wine, and good times!!

Featured Beverages:
Warped Wing (Dayton OH) Flyin' Rye IPA
Toxic Brew (Dayton OH) 5th St. Wheat
Yellow Springs Brewery (Yellow Springs OH) Springer American Cream Ale
Yuengling Lager
Barefoot Pinot Grigiot
Barefoot Merlot
Barefoot Pink Moscato

Featured Food Trucks:
Voodoo Taco
Alien Infusions

Zine Updates

10/24/2009 - Pilfered! Paper missing. Heather Reid used it, so no hard feelings... still, I was annoyed for a bit.

10/27/2009 - Found the high-quality print paper. Premium Luster, baby!!!

10/28/2009 - Found the cover paper in the corner where the birds get in. Need to fix that, there's shit on the laserjet...

10/30/2009 - Received check for $500. w00t! Thanks to Lisa for getting the tax rebate thing up and running, it's a much easier sell that way. Thanks to our Anonymous Donor for the matching funds!


Pain sits
Heavy in the
Heart un-
Rips at
Opens the
Sealed to
Rip at feelings
Floating in the
Past, to bring them
Up, to make them
Last till
Time, if gracious, can
Mend the
Wound, till space is made that's


From my free-to-download book


The chains of hollow
Imitation clasp their sterile links on
Minds so lost in routinized
Intentions even
Love can spawn but
Crimes; and,
Faithless certainties, like
Clockwork, build their
Superstitious blinds so even
Faith becomes the Devil trading
Hope for fruitless

From my free-to-download book


Creeping up a
Hill of life from a
Valley too well-known;

This time, this
Time reach some
Height not leading
Back to have-to;

This time, this
Time free enough to
See beyond these
Patterns locked in
Self so locked in

From my free-to-download book

Space for All

Some searing white,
Some mellowing yellow,
Some rudely ruddy red; and,
The blasted ones, dense with
Death; and,
The loneliest ones, falling into
Life into some other

From my free-to-download book

Dedicated To My Daughter, Audra

Not really knowing what to say;
Only knowing there's
So much...

Not even knowing how to say
Except with poetic crutch.

The years all lost,
The times unspent
Make understanding dim...

My heart's non-stop in
Loving you; and, even on this limb of
Shaky, distant fatherhood and
Moral worth, I need to make
This absolute:

The world will praise

From my free-to-download book

The Swamp (another short story)

About forty cigarettes into the semester, we were referred to as “the cancer kids.” It’s funny that they called us that, because the cruelty of the statement actually didn’t faze us, nor the validity of the statement. The others just really didn’t understand; they didn’t know how we worked. There was an air about us so-called cancer kids, and it wasn’t just a cloud of thick smoke. We had something other than a pack of Marlboro’s and a lighter. The Swamp was our haven, our paradise…in a way, the Swamp made us feel like smoking cigs was a decent way to make friends.

Poetry by Me :)

(a tribute to Virginia Woolf)
You lavishly described language as the wine upon your lips-
It was poisoned.
What happened to your country, your feminine country
Slipping through your fingertips, like your sanity—
Drowning in their taunts and drug down by the rock—the man.
Instead of telling the voices what’s what… they were your one escape,
Your only guarantee for pure bliss.
INSANITY-it is always better when drowning
And love is always better when only one person is hurt
Was the wine too strong, Virginia ?
Intoxication of metaphors, of poetry,

New Executive Editor

David Harewood has steeped up to take on the executive editor position for Issue #0, and I'll be doing the guest editor-in-chief. Bryan Lynn is doing layout & Design.

D'Art Zine Meetings go into High Gear

With the Mid-to-late-February publication date looming in the not-too-distant future, we've started meeting twice a week to approve submissions and cover layout and design issues. Lots of submissions to go through, mainly short fiction. It's not too late to submit work for this issue, but we are requesting that you submit in-person at a meeting. ALSO! We want your sketches/doodles. Please submit to DaytonZine@gmail.com or bring them by the next meeting. Bryan and I will be approaching strangers and friends alike for doodles and sketches in our pads for the rest of the month.

We're meeting Tusdays and Fridays at 6 PM @ c{space, 20 N Jefferon St. (Read on for details!)

The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace

“Once upon a time, there was a brand-new tiny princess trapped in a crystal palace high atop a mountain with twinkling lights all around her. She was beautiful, fragile and precious, and she had her whole life ahead of her. But the fortress was cursed, and the innocent petite princess was frightened. All she needed was a valiant knight, a protector, to come and save her….”

Zine Meeting!

11/17/2008 - 18:00
11/17/2008 - 20:00

Lots of submissions to go through. Bring some of your own to share, too! If you don't have anything of your own to submit, let's make a deal - you have to pester someone you know to submit something until they do! (OK you don't HAVE to but it'd be cool if you did)


UD Zine Presentation

I gave a small 1 hour presentation to a group of students at UD at the invite of their Professor. What fun! They each submitted something for the zine, too. We've got a few submissions to go through now... looking forward to the next meeting, Monday Nov 17 at 6PM!

ZINE meeting

11/03/2008 - 18:00
11/03/2008 - 19:00

20 Jefferson First Floor

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