Issue 51

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Indie Writers’ Deathmatch IV Runner-Up By Braydon Beaulieu I stole my neighbour’s newspaper this morning. He has never noticed my compound eyes or mandibles. I click my jaws behind the hedge dividing our yards while he lathers his black Maserati. White suds on black. Like letters shining through white splashes. Or maybe I have it […]

From Deathmatch 2011: Free Therapy by Colin Brush

Indie Writers’ Deathmatch IV Runner-up Go here to sign up for Deathmatch 2013. By Colin Brush “I’m in therapy, you know,” is the first thing that comes out of Ellery’s mouth while lying across my bed. Her fingernails are bitten down far enough that they must have been bleeding and she didn’t take off her […]


Indie Writers’ Deathmatch IV Winner by David Griffin Brown “It’s your baby too,” Lily said. “It’s only fair you help me kill it.” She handed me the fat blue pill and wiggled out of her jeans. She climbed on the bed, rolled to her back: knees at forty-five degrees, legs parted. I saw for the […]

Poets and Killers: A Life in Advertising

Poets and Killers is a shining example of thoughtful and provoking appropriation-based poetry. Hajnoczky follows the trend set by predecessors Rob Fitterman (see Metropolis XXX) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (see Fake Math), with her Brion Gysin-like cut-up approach to producing a socially aware and (un)original text. By appropriating the language of advertisers, Hajnoczky writes the biography […]

The Necrophiliac

Gabrielle Wittkop’s The Necrophiliac was first published in France in 1972. Now, thanks to author and filmmaker Don Bapst’s deft translation, Anglophones can explore this world of blossoming bruises and unrequited love. The diary of Lucien, our titular necrophiliac, is filled with restrained prose that often bursts into beautiful poetry. Fitting for the poncy Parisian […]

The Mourner’s Book of Albums

There’s a lot crammed into this fascinating, complicated book of poems, prose, set-ups and take-downs. Toronto poet Daniel Scott Tysdal’s second book contemplates everything from mourning – the book’s abiding theme – to protest, pop culture, memoir and memory. Most of the time, his experiments succeed. Ruminations on the Toronto G20 protests, Two Face the […]

The Lateral

Horizontal Surfaces

Fieldnotes, a forensic

Bardy Google



Suddenly Something Happened

Scenes from an Impending Marriage: a prenuptial memoir


The Listener


Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas

Coming and Crying



Machine of Death

Light Lifting

I’m A Registered Nurse, Not a Whore

The Evolution of Inanimate Objects

Post-Punk: The Revival of Daniel Jones


Striking Distance

Road Trips

Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet

I Have a Song For You

The Fainting Couch

Calendar Girl: a true story

The Book Bindery

Unspent Love

Pinch: A Tiny Book Of Tiny Stories

Jasmine Tea

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time



Culprint Comics

Comics by the Cover

Boredom Pays

The Book of Blue Towns


Urinal Gum



Tales of Blood and Roses

Sugar and Heartstrings

Pink Lemonade

One Way Ticket

Media Junky


A Guide To Picking Locks


Fang It: My Melbourne Sexcapade

DIY or Don’t We?



Zine Philosophy

Jason and the Comics

Excerpted from Tremendous Tales: A Microfiction Anthology

Excerpted from Lesson Plans, Touring Vans & How I Started Teaching

Pictorial Profile: Zines in Zambia

Excerpted from ‘Wich: A Zine About Sandwiches

Excerpted from No Hope

Mr. Monitor

Rebecca Kraatz Looks Back To Push Graphic Novels Forward

Art on Two Wheels

Error State

Welcome to… Kingston, Ontario

Shotgun Jimmie, Transistor Sister

Doctor Ew

PS I Love You, Meet Me At The Muster Station

Lady Lazarus, Mantic

Message in a Tin

Book Bombing

Editor’s Note

Issue 51