MinXus Mail Bag: Mother of All Trashbooks by Neil Gordon (Connecticut, USA) & Diane Keys (Illinois, USA)

Trashbook by Neil Gordon (Connecticut, USA) & Diane Keys (Illinois, USA)

 

Here at MinXus-Lynxus we have long-maintained that the Trashbook is among Trashpo’s most important contributions to the arts. Trashbook history has been made upon these humble pages before, and we are now thrilled to share this Instant Classic that brings the Trashbook form again to the forefront of the Network: A hefty Trashbook collab by Neil Gordon and Diane Keys.

Newer Tenderfoots might not be familiar with Neil Gordon, the primary author of My Favorite Color is Twilight. More seasoned travelers on the long and circuitous trail know Neil Gordon as an authentic “Legend of Trashpo” and a DharmaDaDa who is a disciple of the great German Beatnik Erni Baer. Neil Gordon took a leave of absence from mail art for several years (a not unusual occurrence among networkers) after an extraordinary run during the formative days of Trashpo. Now he is back. I am not aware of other collabs between Diane Keys and Neil Gordon, so this is indeed a special occasion.

Next is a representative page from My Favorite Color is Twilight. They go on and on like this, and I assume these pages are written by Neil Gordon:

Diane Keys stuffed another Trashbook and other assorted ephemera into Neil Gordon’s book, turning this into the Moby Dick of Trashpo:

Trashpo by Diane Keys (Illinois, USA) included in Trashbook by Neil Gordon (Connecticut, USA)

Many thanks to Neil and Diane!

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