Hello my name is Imogen Binnie.
I’ve lived in a few different places in New Jersey; in Manhattan and Brooklyn; in Berkeley and Oakland, California; in Portland, Maine; and in Eugene, Oregon. Next up is probably San Francisco and then, finally, until I die, somewhere in Vermont.
I write a monthly column called We See Through You in Maximum Rocknroll, a print magazine about punk rock. I also write the zines The Fact That It’s Funny Doesn’t Make It A Joke, of which there are currently five or six, and Stereotype Threat, of which I think there are four right now. TFTIF is my very infrequently published, unfocused personal zine. Number five was about trying to have hygiene like a normal person for a month; I am a little bit crusty. I’m working on a master’s degree in counseling psychology at Goddard College, and Stereotype Threat is my nerdy, let-me-tell-you-what-I’m-learning-in-graduate-school zine. Sometimes some of these are available from my etsy store.
I wrote a story called “I Met A Girl Named Bat Who Met Jeffrey Palmer,” which appeared in the anthology The Collection. My first novel is titled Nevada and it’s set to be published on April 2nd, 2013, although I think pre-orders start shipping in the middle of March. Both books are published by Topside Press.
I was the used book buyer at Longfellow Books for a little over a year; before that I was a used book buyer at Pegasus Books in downtown Berkeley. Before that I worked at the Strand in Manhattan and before then at a few different Barnes & Nobles in New York and New Jersey. Bookstores are important.
Sometimes I play in the all-queer-lady, cello-led witchy doom metal band called Correspondences. I’ve been in a *lot* of bad bands but Correspondences is actually pretty good. Before that I was in Angela Chase, which was also pretty good but which never recorded anything.