the awkward alligator

This zine is a case of form being more pleasing than content: a repackaged cigarette case with 9 short poems on mini playing cards nestled within, and an instruction sheet that encourages the reader to add their own mini poems to the box and leave it in a random public place. It’s pleasing to shuffle through the sheaf of poem-cards presented here, but many of them are low on concrete images that would make them more memorable. However, finding Curt Bozif’s poem ‘untitled 1’ at the bottom of the pack seemed like fate’s funny little jab at my jaded reviewer self: “what is this thing? / yet another miracle? / soooo disappointing”. (Sarah Pinder) P.O. Box 63408, St Louis, MO, 63163, USA


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