The latest Scrap Chap, Zen and the Art of Bicycle Delivery is written by Mikey Swanberg and illustrated by Christopher Dean Hayes.

The tiny poems of Zen capture those seemingly insignificant moments that occur between strangers: a peak inside someone's cracked door, a girl crying for joy at the coffee shop, a kind word from a doorman.  

Set on the slippery streets of a Chicago winter, the overtly un-zen narrator of these poems navigates through these small moments on a fixed-gear, cataloging them in alphabetical order in an attempt to cycle toward some state of enlightenment.

Zen is SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for the electronic edition



dear boyfriend and girlfriend

living somewhere on north jannsen

i fell down on the ice

and my first thought

was to protect your food

forgive me for for a moment

not being a real human being

i hope you couldn't taste it


Mikey Swanberg is a poet living and working in Chicago.  Christopher Dean Hayes is an artist and musician also from Chicago.