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86 Logic 'Zine Issue #3
The spring 2021 issue of the 86 Logic 'Zine has arrived, and with it comes a reminder; better days are on the way. In our first publication of the year, we explore the poetry, photography, art, and non-fiction of artists who have worked in the hospitality industry. Despite the headache that was 2020, the world of creativity has only grown stronger. We believe the world is heading towards a new artistic renaissance. The evidence lays bare inside this issue, in poems like "On the barricades, the mourning, the post-election daylong" by Laura Miller, which begins as a journey out of the city after a brutal election; "Rose Glutton" by Benji Katz, an examination of the culinary process and the words we use to conceal the bloodshed; and "Luncheon, Westport, Connecticut" by Natalli Amato, a reminder of the awkward places relationships can take us. "Airbnb, Dec 12, Morning," a drawing by Francisco Cohen, creates an astonishing juxtaposition between art and hospitality. We also brought back "Spacebar," a comic by Nik Le Sante and co-editor Michael Ferrin. All of the work in...
Francisco Cohen was raised in Texas. He is a graduate of UCLA, and has attended both Art College Center of Design in Pasadena, CA and Grand Central Atelier in New York, NY. He has been a featured artist at Luminaria Arts Festival in San Antonio, TX and a resident artist at Camera Obscura Art Lab in Santa Monica, CA. Most recently he has been a resident artist at the Joshua Tree Highland Arts Residency and is a former recipient of the Hudson River Fellowship in Jackson, NH. He currently spends his time scrubbing toilets in AirBnBs and picking up dogshit on his dog walking gigs.
Lanette Sweeney helped put herself through college cocktail waitressing in the early '80s, late '90s and early 2000s, and has also worked as a teacher of women's studies and English, a college and United Way fund-raiser, and a daily reporter; she is now a full-time writer thanks to her wife's support. Sweeney has been published in newspapers, journals and anthologies, including Women: Images and Reality, Blue Collar Review, Rattle, and Silkworm. Her debut poetry collection, What I Should Have Said, tells the story of her son's death by addiction and overdose; the book is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2021.