POIGOD: $5.50, 8 ½” x 11”, copied, 82 pgs.

Jun 03, 2011

For a literary magazine “passionate about artful media and publishing,” I can’t really imagine a starker and uncreative presentation than what is presented here: black words on white computer paper folded in half. The outer fabric jacket cover is made skillfully, but lacks any aesthetic or connotative connection to the pieces inside. That said, there are some gems within it, particularly “Isaiah’s River,” a short short story by Olivia Haberman. But I am a sucker for rivers as obscure and cryptic metaphors. I know that’s very specific and obscure and cryptic, but whatever. It’s true. “Slime” a comic by Jefy, is a unique kind of fairytale about a man attempting to remedy his slimy skin ailment by melting with fear. (110 S. Almon St., Apt. #312, Moscow, Idaho83843)

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