EXSCIND: $?, 5 ½” x 8½”, color copied, 34 pgs.

Apr 28, 2016

Articles, poetry, and color photos from 2010 to 2015 are what comprise the content of Exscind. There’s a wide range of material here, including articles on finding dead bodies as a pest control worker, living in silence, and Puritan religious woman, Anne Hutchinson. There’s quite a wide array of topics, and the photographs also run the gamut. Thankfully, Adel chose to go with color photos and glossy paper, which really makes the images (and zine) pop. Not everything is fantastic in Exscind. Some pieces were too short or just didn’t hit the mark. But for the ones that did work (particularly the ones that dealt with death), they hit hard. Adel has the capability to be a strong writer. The material wasn’t entirely consistent, but for the sake of the strong pieces and the photographs, this is worth picking up. ([email protected])