Issue 59

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Litzine, Adam Thomlison, issue 5, 40-Watt Spotlight, The Lonely Man is the perpetual  protagonist of the literary canon.  Just look at Murakami or Kafa: This  figure allows the narrative space for  introspection and contemplation. Adam  Thomlison proudly continues this  tradition, sparsely populating his three  pieces of flash fiction with a handful  of lonely men. […]

Someone Who Doesn’t Experience or Understand Pleasure

Poetry zine, Jacob Wren, Paper Pusher,, $10 Someone who doesn’t experience or  understand pleasure, according to Jacob  Wren, is someone who has lost faith  in poetry. He makes this clear in the  collection’s titular poem, along with the  central claims that poetry is “something  marginal and irrelevant,” incapable of  instigating change, let alone pleasure.  […]

Poetry Is Dead

Poetry journal, Alex Leslie (editor), issue 6,, $12  (one year subscription) If you doubted that sound poetry  would ever find a home on the printed  page, feast your eyes on Steve Giasson’s  erasure composition, “Perfect Lovers  (Gay Porn Story Removed (O’s Remain),”  a two-page dedication to the letter  O that’s a cross between a […]

Paradox Lost

 Litzine, Maxwell Stern (words) and  Timothy Dilich (illustration),    Studio Mosaic,, $10 In one of  Star Trek’s more enlightened  moments (The Wrath of Khan,  1982),  while explaining the usefulness of a life- or-death test that’s a no-win scenario,  William Shatner remarked, “How we  deal with death is at least as important  as how we deal […]

Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet

Litzine, various contributors, issue 28, Small Beer Press,  150 Pleasant St. Easthampton, MA 01027,  USA,, $5 (US) The latest issue of  LCRW is packed  with the short speculative fiction  that this long-running title does best.  Included are eight stories, one short  poem, and a culinary column from  Nicole Kimberling, the delightfully  wry “Feeding Strays.” […]


Chapbook, Deborah Poe,  above/ground press,, $4 Twice in this collection, Deborah Poe  finds herself in conversation with Zen  Master Dogen (1200-1253). It’s a fitting  backdrop for Keep — a set of poems that  reads like a meditation. Poe’s focus is on the brain, mind,  memory and the senses — how they’re  intertwined, how they’re […]

Hybrid Hibiscus


Cupcake Royale

You Want Some Cheese With That?


T-shirt Tan

Super Fun Satan Club

Rabbit Studies

Post Modern Mini Comics

Polyhedron Burst

Model A

Little Men in Little Boxes

In Situ no.2

How to Seduce a Sumo?

Tender Buttons

Heartless HA-HA

Goldy and the Bear

Poems for an Oil-Free Coast


The Hard Return

Chico – Part 1&2

Happy Birthday, Nicanor Parra

Bodies and Cosmos

The Politics of Knives

Beside Top Secret

Billboards From Hell

The Art of Gentrification

New York Drawings

Winged Snail Eats: MoFo Edition

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer: Of Wood and Blood Part 1

Travel On

Basic Paper Airplane


Slice of Life

B+W: Black & White Illustrations by Raymond Biesinger

Should Men Speak?

We Got Power! Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California

The Sads

Talking Derby: Stories From a Life on Eight Wheels

Record Collecting

SNFU: What No One Else Wanted to Say

Ready for Love

The End of San Francisco

My Cat is Punker Than Yours

Serial Villain

Misft Matriarch: Nine months of blogging

Remember Why You Fear Me

Deep Madder Monthly

Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality

Asexual Bisexual Cissexual

anti-climactic encounters

Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing


Book of Knut: A Novel by Knut Knudson

The Book of Frog

The Archive Carpet

Animalway Armfay

Kicking Ass and Changing Games

Excerpts From the Independent Press: New Inventions

Stefan Christoff – Duets for Abdelrazik

Creative Politics: Dumpster Diving with Mom

Seattle’s Zine Project

Radical Montreal: A City Guide

One Way Ticket: Short Stories

Breakfast for Dinner

Animalway Armfay

Edge Desert

Drawing Daily

Papercut Comics

Warrior Comix

Norval No More

Issue 59