Zine Reviews

MARCO POEMS, $6, 5½” x 8½”, 24 pgs.

A chapbook with eight pieces by Daniel Muro LaMere. All of the poems are about the life of Marco, a terminal punker from up north in Minneapolis.

FUCK TRUMP CLUB #1, $6 for six month subscription, 11” x 14”, copied, 2 pgs.

This is a monthly newsletter detailing things related to Donald Trump’s Presidency. This issue gives some rules about dealing with a Trump presidency and gives a brief rundown of some of the members of Trump’s cabinet.

FLUKE #14, $5, 8½” x 11”, copied, 44 pgs.

Thompson shows us his history through assembling a collection of forty show flyers.

DONALD TRUMP (ALMOST) ATE MY BRAIN, $4, 4¼” x 5½”, offset, 20 pgs.

This zine’s focus is on inclusivity, on reminding everyone in despair that there are others in the same very large boat.

CAN YOU DEAL?, $10, 2½”x 5½”, copied, 56 pgs.

“What is it like being a girl in a band?” This zine is a collection of articles, poetry, and art from women in music, answering this question.

OUT WHERE THE RIVER BROKE / THE FIRST FOUR YEARS, $1, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 14 pgs.

This double-sided zine features a small bit of writings from two different authors: a tale of a man coming back to his hometown only to be shunned and (literally) kicked around by the locals; flipping the zine over, we have a chapter from Michael T. Fournier’s forthcoming novel Inferno Jones. In the chapter, we meet a woman and follow her through opening her own restaurant, getting it to the point of security with a new business.

UNVERIFIABLE COMICS #1, $2, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 16 pgs.

One page political gag comics fill this zine. Crudely drawn and satirical, the comics range from “jokes” covering non-violence, Trump, conspiracy theories, human rights, and just general hot-button political issues.

SUBTERRAIN MAGAZINE #75, $8 Can. / $7 U.S., 8” x 11”, magazine, 80 pgs.

Canadian triannual literary magazine, showcasing new writers, poets, and talent. The writings range from prose about animal legends, to touching and mournful poems, to commentary on technology, and how gaming can trigger fond nostalgic memories of growing up.

$PARE ¢HANGE #35, “Scroll If You’re Heartless!” $2, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 32 pgs.

A poetry zine by Rev. Thomas L. Foote.

POPS (Parents on Parenting) #1, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 40 pgs.

In POPs, different parents share personal essays about unique experiences. It’s very real, and very honest.