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Chapbook Review: Vertex/Vertigo

Category: Issue 75, Jeff Low, News, Reviews

Vertex / Vertigo Chapbook, John Oughton, 24 pgs, big-pond-rumours.com, $10 Vertex / Vertigo presents its audience with an interestingly Canadian vision. Some of the poems play with stereotypical Canadian images and concepts. “For Mr. Hockey,” is a tribute to Gordie Howe and to Death, “in his black and white stripes.” There’s a dark sense of […]

Chapbook Review: Playdate

Playdate Chapbook, Allison LaSorda, .com, 12 pgs, allisonlasorda.com / anstrutherpress.com, $10 Another hot one from Anstruther Press: Allison LaSorda’s Playdate speaks with a quaint voice, and in a manner of reverie, of both simplistic moments as well as momentous ideals. And true to the text’s name, LaSorda douses memories

Zine Review: Cockroach #18

Cockroach Issue #18 Advice zine, Various, 26 pgs, cockroachzine.com, $5 It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a zine with a clear purpose. Cockroach is here to lend a helping hand and a little bit of perspective. The latest issue of the long-running Winnipeg-based eco-feminist zine compiles a handful of personal experiences and stories. The […]