To me, punk is a plural, rather than a coherent, series of forms or formations, that can and should resist institutionalization.
Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar Nikpour's sold-out chapbook Punk is back! You can order it here. All profits from the sale of this edition go to benefit Maximumrocknroll, a monthly DIY fanzine based in San Francisco, CA dedicated to international punk rock. MRR's long history--the magazine started as a radio show in 1977, published its first issue in 1982, and maintains an enormous archive of records and zines--and large, obsessive, all-volunteer staff has made its coverage the most consistently expansive in punk. Through its nearly forty-year-long history, MRR has been known for its international coverage, and for explicitly interjecting leftist politics into punk discourses. Now approaching the 400-issue benchmark, MRR continues to champion the values of the DIY punk underground by remaining fiercely independent and not-for-profit.
& if you're in New York, please join me, Jenny Zhang, and Kate Zambreno at Word Bookstore in Brooklyn on September 5th, where we'll be celebrating the release of Jenny's Guillotine chapbook Hags. There will be cake.