Issue 74

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Chapbook Review: Reframing Paul Cadmus

Category: Issue 74, Joel W. Vaughan, News, Reviews

Reframing Paul Cadmus Chapbook, John Barton, 24 pgs, above/ground press,, $5 Printed 7” x 8.5”, John Barton presents, here, a sizable—not to mention memorable—collection of ekphrastic poetry. Each of Barton’s eleven poems printed herein demonstrates not only an intense familiarity with the visual work of Paul Cadmus, but a unique ability to transform his […]

Chapbook Review: PTSD south beach

PTSD south beach Chapbook, Puneet Dutt, 24 pgs, Grey Borders Books,, $5 A finalist for the 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize, Puneet Dutt’s is a fine collection of poems, coherently selected to straddle both a politically informed and nostalgically personal perspective. As the post-traumatic stress disorder of the title would suggest, PTSD south beach projects […]

Chapbook Review: Poetry is Dead

Poetry Is Dead Poetry journal, Ben Rawluk (editor), issue 13, 64 pgs,, $6 For this themed 13th issue, submitters were given a choice: send prose poetry, poems about superheroes, or a combination of the two. Several writers approached the task by bringing a dose of reality to the comic book world. In a prose […]

Chapbook Review: Playdate

Playdate Chapbook, Allison LaSorda, .com, 12 pgs, /, $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

Chapbook Review: My Friend Goo #2

My Friend Goo #2 Litzine, Audrey,, $5 Remember a few years ago when the film The Tree of Life came out? It was an epic, impressionistic symphony; Terrence Malick’s first film in years. It had an overwrought and dramatic trailer and at the time critics were talking about how moving and potent this masterpiece […]

Chapbook Review: I Wanted to Be the Knife

I Wanted to Be the Knife Chapbook, Sara Sutterlin, 56 pgs, Metatron,, $13 You may never encounter a more matter-of-fact potty mouth. The first line of this collection: “Eating a bagel and being a cunt.” I Wanted to Be the Knife isn’t all swears and anger, though Sara Sutterlin uses a decent amount of […]

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