SPARE CHANGE #26: $2 ppd. (trades accepted) 5½” x 8½”, copied, 40 pgs.

Jul 03, 2014

Spare Change’s format is unlike anything this reviewer’s ever encountered, and that’s a good thing. About half of the zine is repurposed promotional mail-in offers and business reply pre-paids; the other half is haikus, and they’re intermingled throughout. An example of a pre-paid: when the author wrote “Single people hate your junk mail” on a reply postcard for a personalized ring designed for “soul mates.” Not like I’m an expert, but the haikus were pretty good too, by which I mean they were funny. “Shit scraped off shoes/ Never comes completely clean/ Have to walk it off.” A quick read, but a good one; this zine was definitely entertaining. –Bianca (Spare Change, PO Box 6023, Chattanooga, TN 37401)