this is where it all starts, folks. the arrowed empire makes its debut in the form of a poetry zine. i'd been doing zines for years without having the guts to put them anywhere or give them to anyone. this is the first time i felt proud of what i was doing enough so that i could give it to people, sit there while they read it, and take the criticism that followed. it's a pretty simple layout, all poetry and weird little drawings by moi. 1/2 legal size, 16 pages. july, 1998.