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May 07, 2015

The sum the impression I got from this chunky collection of poems is futility— illustrated in quick thoughts that are less than a paragraph per page. I can really see myself crawl inside a bottle of wine with this zine clutched to my chest, trying to find the sad beauty in places you might not think it exists.From a distance, I can sum up the tone as mixing the funny, the sad, and the insignificant into short poems no more than two sentences long. To me, the author, Alden Marin, doesn’t have a sad voice but I find his poetic observations describing sad moments. The kind that make you smile. –Simon Sotelo (Alden Marin,