Tuesday, September 28, 2010
no. 1 Fake
By Adam Lurchinstal
I'm not really the firest person you would ask to review a poetry zine. I guess it's my reading style, but most of it just goes in one ear and out the other. I finish a piece, and I can probably tell you almost nothing about it. I'm not really sure why.
So this is a zine filled with poems. The words were printed out from a computer, then cut out in lines, words, or paragraphs, and pasted over collage and art filled backgrounds. Some of them are hard to read (there's one that has a block of text cut diagonally multiple times and pasted down so they pieces don't line up that I gave up on), but overall the design is pretty nice.
There's a couple of pieces that actually managed to stick with me. One is a sort of question/response thing, with someone talking about certainty and life, while the other plays devil's advocate. The other was the first page of a longer piece featuring a dialogue between two people, one of whom asks the other for a cigarette. I thought it went on too long, but the first page was pretty good.