After seven months of putting out instant issues of our zine ManAlive!, or MA!, Boog launched an instantzine, JiffyBoog. I still remember in this time before email being prevalent, having to physically get people’s work to run. We drove my Pontiac Phoenix to E. 7th Street next to Tompkins Square Park to get Wanda Phipps’ poem, over to an office building on Lafayette Street to get an envelope taped to a wall in the hallway featuring Edwin Torres’ words.
JiffyBoog #1 came out after her recent stroke, and as it says on the title page: “The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church 21st Annual New Year’s Day Reading Issue Dedicated to Bernadette Mayer.” We did a numbered run of 200 copies, with the first 26 copies featuring hand-done block prints by the poet and artist Tom Nattell, and signed by him, as well as a multi-color 5-page centerspread by longtime Boog contributor, Madeline Hope (Meg) Arthurs. Almost 28 years later, it’s now available online for the first time.