Lights zine—Issue #1
A zine of local and Pleasure Boat talents—collective-creative: short stories, poetry, essays & art
Behind the name: Contemplating one word possibilities, starting with boat-related names as a connection to ‘Pleasure Boat’: mast, anchor, waves, skiff, oar, etc. Then, ‘lights’ came to mind, simple as that and I liked it and stuck with it. It got me thinking of forms of light, natural and man made, and the moods and meanings “Light” can evoke; by what light is cast, at what angle and direction; and what lights can show or reveal, reflect or bare witness to. Lights illuminate the dark so we can see where we’re going, and see where we are. Each form of expression is like a spotlight on an aspect of our very lit up, and sometimes (and often simultaneously) dark world.
Why a zine? To publish a few people I otherwise couldn’t have via a few samples, while providing space for more great talent. Plus, I wanted a way for Pleasure Boat to reach a wider audience, to become more known in Seattle and perhaps beyond. So a fun way to potentially brand, essentially as a bonus. Hoping stores will place it on their racks around town.