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Improvisation

Our second box focused on improvisation; the inimitable stand-up poet Mighty Mike McGee was our featured author. Here's what we delivered! In Search of Midnight, poetry by Mike McGee Romantic Electric Camouflage (numbered first edition), chapbook by Mike McGee Harmony (audio album), download card by Mike McGee Running Makes Me Sad, sticker by Mike McGee Street Poems, a soulful chapbook by street poet Kevin Devaney  Matchbox Theater from Leafcutter Designs, an improv device featuring the poetry of Pablo Neruda. As always, our monthly writing prompt calendar: We really dig Mike and Kevin's poetry and performance. Check out these recordings for a taste of their style: Mike McGee - Like Poem   Mike McGee - Live on Snap Judgement   Kevin Devaney - Oberon (audio recording)...

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DIY

Photo courtesy of subscriber Marikapedia. This box was all about DIY publishing - providing the knowledge, supplies, and inspiration to create books and zines of your own. Here's what was included: Stolen Sharpie Revolution, by Alex Wrekk of Portland Button Works. This delightful resource has easy tutorials on everything from paper-making to bookbinding to digital zine distribution. Our favorite Sharpie, a fine-tip retractable. We think you'll agree - it's the ultimate Sharpie experience. Just don't let it get stolen! "Read More Books" button and "I <3 Books" magnet, also from Portland Button Works Fixed and Fleeting, a pair of zines by one of our favorite DIY artists, Ellen Marie Bae. Books By Hand mini book kits from Lineco, the industry standard in archival printing and...

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Nostalgia

  This was an exciting month for us, and the response from our subscribers has been great! Here's what we delivered in this month's subscription box.  A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City by Benjamin Wachs. Benjamin is one of our favorite writers, and this little book of short stories takes the reader on an innovative journey through the nostalgic sacred city. An illustration from Benjamin's new book, Lamenting Avalon - a whimsical collection of fairy tales for adults, for which he is raising funds on Kickstarter. (Illustration by William Brown) A set of conceptual drink recipes - created by our co-founder Michael, and printed exclusively for LITKIT subscribers, on fancy postcards. A sealing wax set which harkens to days gone...

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Sharpen

Photo credit: KM Bezner   We sent out 230 LITKITs with our first delivery, to Kickstarter supporters who helped us launch. Here's what was inside: The Shrug 4: Family, from tNY Press - we LOVE tNY, and The Shrug is their literary journal. As they put it, “Just what I want when I read a thing.” - Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket). Sharpen, by Rich Ives, published by tNY Press - a chapbook with an edge. Bookmarks, courtesy tNY Press. Recycled paper rainbow pencils - these are delightful to sharpen, creating tiny paper ribbon rainbows. "Leaves" story postcard by m(V)k - this month, the postcard is addressed to us here at LITKIT, with the suggestion "Tell us a story about the leaves".  Monthly insert with writing prompt...

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