Good Fat

For some time, I’ve wanted to gather together a sampling of the variety of voices I’ve heard at local readings over the last couple of decades. Good Fat is a quarterly zine that showcases the poetry and prose from writers of the seacoast area, New Hampshire and beyond. Poetry is not just about stuffing more words into your brain, it’s about community. I want to print these things on paper and make them available in the three-dimensional world because I want you to leave your house or look up from your phone and go get a magazine, hold it in your hands, smell it, rub it on your face and then read it. Find a poem you like and read it to the stranger next to you. Or go visit your poor mother and read one to her. Or run down the street screaming about how you’ve been asleep your whole life but now you’re awake. Either way, read it, share it, just don’t get hit by a bus while doing it.

Good Fat is open to all people of all backgrounds and doesn’t discriminate or censor work. The only thing that is not welcome is hate. Good Fat is a platform for the expression and communal sharing of written art and ideas in an atmosphere of acceptance and mutual respect. Thanks for checking it out!       Mike Nelson

To submit a poem for consideration in the next issue of Good Fat send a .doc or .docx file with your poem formatted for a 6×9 page to

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Good Fat is a not for profit community project sold at a minimum just to cover printing costs.