Issue 66

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Zine Review: Portals

Category: Issue 66, News, Reviews

  Perzine, Louisa Tsui,, price not listed   In a few short pages with a few short words, Louis Tsui walks you through a whole life; a whole life of emotions and events and the process of growing up. The front cover of Portals includes a series of images that are both symmetrical and […]

Zine Review: Wintering Prairie

  Chapbook, Megan Kaminski, above/ground press,, $4   There’s a preparatory tone in the first page of this long poem that lends itself well to the images of wintering conjured by its title (wintering: to lodge, keep, or care for during the winter). “This poem will be a long one,” warns Megan Kaminski, “will […]

Zine Review: Switchblade Queens

Litzine, Chapter 0, Chris Eng, illustrated by Kelsey Short,, $5   This zine is made up of 20 half-sized pages of fiction by Chris Eng, the Toronto-based author of punk romance novel Molotov Hearts, followed by eight pages of character drawings by Kelsey Short. I liked the illustrations, but in the text the characters […]

Zine Review: Swimming Alone in the Backyard

  Chapbook, Jordaan Mason,, $8   Reading through these poems, I was first struck by the reoccurring references to time, aging and bodies. Poems reflected on root canals, antibiotics, and tetanus shots. This preoccupation with time is presented through the perspective of what I assume to be a 20-something urban-dwelling artist. Later on in […]

Zine Review: One Dead Tree

  Chapbook, David Menear, DevilHousePress,, $15   The dead tree referenced by this collection’s title sits directly in front of The Crossroads bar in Montreal, and is an apt signpost for its contents. As David Menear describes it, the tree “looms there like some dark omen of what lies within.” Menear’s stories — some […]

Zine Review: Juggling Fire, Blindfolded

  Chapbook, Eric Evans, Ink Publications,, $5   This poetry collection all but ignites in your hand, so infused is it with the force of fire. Eric Evans really lights it up in chronicling a romantic relationship—from its passionate beginning to its smoldering end. Although many of the poems are emotionally raw, the nerves […]

Zine Review: How the alphabet was made, [an instructional]

Zine Review: Home Body

Zine Review: Fagpunk

Zine Review: Concatenations

Zine Review: A Remarkable Grey Horse

Zine Review: 78

Zine Review: This is a Comic Zine

Zine Review: A Tail Tale Tale

Zine Review: Search Party

Zine Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Kermit

Zine Review: The Lodge: Scared S2pid

Zine Review: Life Without Parole

Zine Review: Leave Return

Zine Review: Intuition

Book Review: Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Canadian Poetry

Zine Review: Internet People

Book Review: Down

Zine Review: I Lost Myself For Awhile But I’m Good Now

Book Review: Wendy

Zine Review: Hollow in the Hollows

Book Review: MegaHex

Zine Review: Heartache is Boring

Book Review: The Hospital Suite

Zine Review: flourish

Book Review: Happy Stories About Well-Adjusted People

Zine Review: Dungeons and Dragons

Book Review: Earthling

Zine Review: Dreams of Donuts

Zine Review: Drawn Out

Book Review: Bumperhead

Zine Review: Abby Bradley is Buxom

Book Review: Hot, Wet and Shaking: How I Learned to Talk About Sex

Zine Review: Wholly Shit: Church Reviews From a Serious Punk #2

Book Review: Curationism: how curating took over the art world and everything else

Zine Review: Vagina Horror

Book Review: According to Plan

Tying in Diversity with Twine Games

Zine Review: Two Astronauts

Book Review: Gender Failure

Zine Review: Trust the Knife: Think About the Bubbles #8 and My Anxiety is My Lover: Think About the Bubbles #11

Book Review: Something You Were, Might Have Been, Or Have Come to Represent

Zine Review: The Lowbrow Reader of Lowbrow Comedy

Book Review: God Loves Hair

Zine Review: Les Carnets de Rastapopoulos

Book Review: Matt Meets Vik

Zine Review: First Tour Problems

Book Review: Fractured: Tales Of The Canadian Post-Apocalypse

Zine Review: DisloCations

Book Review: The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica

Zine Review: Deep Madder Anthology No. 4

Book Review: Waiting for the Man

Zine Review: Damaged Mentality

Book Review: Echo Lake

Zine Review: Care Package for an Existential Crisis

Book Review: Bunny and Shark

Zine Review: Areolas and Eyelashes

Book Review: A Safe Girl To Love

Zine Review: Acid Man

Book Review: A Safe Girl to Love

Gadget Couture: Wearable Tech Springs to Life in Toronto

#28DaysAreNotEnough: Bringing Black History to Twitter

Issue 66