Bywords

If I were a poet I would subscribe to bywords. The people who make bywords are very capable of making a good literary zine. So Ottawa’s bywords is a cool litzine. There is usually some great poetry in it. This issue is just like that. They have seven poets in this one from all over the country. This is a traditional type of litzine. Seven poets for $3. That is a pretty good deal. Carol

A. Stephen’s poem goes like this: (“love in vacuo/diminishes you/leaves memory/to rusted kisses/ on tongue/shriving drought/ the taste of bitter almonds/the warmth of killing frost/singes white-hot/a cattle brand/a burning of flesh.”) That poem is called “animis revertendi.” But it’s still a good poem. (Jack Cena)

Litzine, PO Box 937 Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5P9, $3

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