Issue 74

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The Hustle: how indie creators are making it work right now

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By Suzanne Alyssa Andrew I always wanted to be an author when I grew up. As a teen I moved 4,000 kilometres away from my hometown on Vancouver Island with two suitcases and a box. I worked like crazy to pay my way through two university degrees, then competed like a champ for writing work […]

Chapbook Review: What I Learned in Florida

What I Learned in Florida Litzine, Cary Fagan, 32 pgs.,, $15 Fiction and children’s author Cary Fagan collects nine precious pieces of youth memoir in What I Learned in Florida. Fagan’s short stories employ writing that is warm and concise, but without giving short shrift to his young self’s feelings and epiphanies. Painting a […]

Chapbook Review: Three Bloody Words

Three Bloody Words Chapbook, Stephanie Bolster, 23 pgs, above/ground press,, $5 This is an anniversary publication, a reissue, twenty years after the original release, celebrating Stephanie Bolster’s chapbook Three Bloody Words­—a sequence of poems and short paragraphs aiming to rewrite well-known fairytales from the perspective of the princess. Now with an afterword by the […]

Chapbook Review: String Practice

String Practice Chapbook, Jan Zwicky, 36 pgs, Vallum Society for Arts & Letters Education,, $10 Nearly all of the poems in this collection are reprinted from previous releases, and there was no shortage of material to choose from — Jan Zwicky is an award winning writer and philosopher with a lengthy bibliography. For this […]

Chapbook Review: Sonnets on a Night Without Love

Sonnets on a Night Without Love Chapbook, Yusuf Saadi, 24 pgs, Vallum Society for Arts & Letters Education,, $10 For a collection that professes to be about a night without love, the word “love” and its machinations sure make a lot of appearances. Perhaps the title is more suggestive of an effort to fill […]

Chapbook Review: Shiftless (Harvester)

Shiftless (Harvester) Chapbook, Buck Downs, 24 pgs, above/ground press,, $4 Buck Downs’s poetic method has been outlined in Broken Pencil’s review for “Touch the Donkey #11”, as his work is briefly featured there, but it is worth noting here again for this interview, where the advantages and disadvantages to this approach are emphasized more […]

Chapbook Review: Reframing Paul Cadmus

Chapbook Review: PTSD south beach

Chapbook Review: Poetry is Dead

Chapbook Review: Playdate

Chapbook Review: My Friend Goo #2

Chapbook Review: I Wanted to Be the Knife

Chapbook Review: The Great Hoop Dance

Book Review: The Greatest of Marlys

Zine Review: You, Monster!

Book Review: Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon

Zine Review: The First Picture I Ever Took of You

Book Review: Mooncop

Zine Review: Super Crappy Comix

Issue 74

Zine Review: Roadtrip to Nelson

Zine Philosophy: The Story Swallowers

Book Review: Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq

Zine Review: Read More Comix

Zine Review: No One Likes to Keep Going After They’ve Cum

Zine Review: Locus #7

Zine Review: An Illustated Guide to Identifying Assholes

Zine Review: Fu Yuanhui at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Zine Review: Dogvomit

Zine Review: Deathplate #2

Folio: New, unseen work by cherrykuti

Zine Review: That Darn Diva Cup

Book Review: The Ghosts We Know

Power Up!: Heartbeat for Barney

Anti-Trump Zines at Pro-Trump Rallies

Anxiety Dream Zine

Zine Review: The End and The Beginning- Thoughts From the Tragically Hip’s Final Shows

Zine Review: Hoser Punx #4

Zine Review: Cockroach #18

Learning to love Melania Trump

Zine Review: Kill Your TV

Making and smashing the Trump piñata: a how-to guide

Aaron Lange’s “Huge”: A Grotesque and Cathartic Anti-Political Comic

Comic: Babcia, a papercut story

Book Review: Centring the Margins

Zine Review: You Still Need a Coffin

Book Review: Somewhere a Long and Happy Life Probably Awaits You

Zine Review: Ballz Montreal

Book Review: Spaniel Rage

Smell of Our Own: Glockabelle

Book Review: Finding Home in the Promised Land

Book Review: The Hidden Keys

Zine Review: My Friend Goo #2

Zine Review: Fu Yuanhi at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Music Reviews: Cool Ghouls, The Magic, The Seams

Zine Review: The Hallway Closet

Zine Review: Section 8 Magazine #33

Book Review: Price Paid, The Fight for First Nations Survival

Zine Review: Three Bloody Words

Book Review: The Conjoined

Book Review: Defiance: Greece and Europe