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Two Years of The Canary Press: Arts grants, Beagles and Lap Swimming

Two Years of The Canary Press: Arts grants, Beagles and Lap Swimming

The Canary Press has been running for more than two years, without government funding or financial backing or anything so sensible as a savings account. For two years we plundered stationery from universities, where our siblings had access to office supplies. We washed dishes to pay contributors. People worked part-time so they could come in days, or worked full-time and came nights. One of our staffers crashed three separate cars on the way in to work trying to bring the rest of us fresh lasagne for lunch. (This is true, except for the freshness of the lasagne, which suffered somewhat from all the delays.)