I CHECK THE MAIL
This is often referred to as the seminal Bend Press publication. I Check the Mail Only When Certain it has Arrived; A Collection of Letters From People I didn't know, is edited by Andy Jenkins, with a foreword by Mark Lewman.
Features correspondence from all parts of the globe from Garry S. Davis, Kevin Wilkins, Bernie McGinn, Tod Swank, Thomas Campbell, Dave Carnie, Spike Jonze, Miki Vuckovich, Mike Daily and more.
"I was seduced by a certain frankness and time-capsule quality encased in I Check The Mail's pages... It records post-college angst at the turn of the decade and thereby documents the 'zine revolution, the net revolution, [and] emerging changes in language and communication." — Paper Magazine
"The digital experience still has a way to go to catch up with mail art. For proof, just browse the script, art and enclosures which comprise Andy Jenkins's I Check The Mail." — Option Magazine
"When I received I Check The Mail I thought I'd truly died and went to heaven. This is the concerned third party's wet dream; barely filtered ramblings, boring blurts, true feelings, nasty words, hubris, doodles left by the phone, idiosyncrasies and a few flowers." — the Stranger
• • • • • •5.5" x 8.5", 112 page, perfect bound, trade paperback. Full color covers w/ black and white interior / 1994
Copies of the out of print, I Check the Mail, have been know to sell upwards of $200.