DON’T OVERTHINK WHAT FEELS GOOD, $?, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 24 pgs.

Jul 25, 2018

Twin Cities artist, poet, and zinester Archie Bongiovanni is back in this hot pink poetry volume. With a custom-printed condom affixed to the back, this is one saucy zine. “Reckless Libido Paired with Emotional Immaturity,” the condom reads, a kind of mantra for the poems within. An examination of trans, queer, digital sexuality, the poems detail the whole range of sexual and romantic tension: rage, desperation, the wish that you could have a potential partner mailed to you by Amazon Prime. “Swipe right on life!” Archie urges. Their outlook on life is at times bleak in this collection, but at the end of it all, you can’t overthink what feels good. Don’t Overthink What Feels Good is a zine you can certainly judge by its cover. That is, it’s heartbreaking, heartwarming, sexy, and engaging. Plus, it’s hot pink, so who wouldn’t want to add it to their collection? –Jimmy Cooper (Twitter @grease_bat, IG: @babywrist)