HERE’S WHAT I’VE HIDDEN UNDER MY TONGUE #3, free, 4¼” x 5½”, copied, 30pgs.

The third issue of Here’s What I’ve Hidden under My Tongue comes after nearly a nine-year hiatus since the first two issues. The author addresses their long silence in the opening to this issue by recalling what they’d written in the intro to the first issue. “When I started this zine, I said it was about the things which I might have simply swallowed, allowing them to eat at me from the inside… I said the moment had come to spit them out. And I meant it. And then the moment passed,” they write. They then commenced “looking for the voice that I’d forgotten was mine to use.” The author has indeed found their voice, and this issue is possibly the most intense yet. It’s about grief, and particularly, the grief at the loss of the author’s best friend. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything,” they write, quoting C.S. Lewis. This issue was the most poignant and relatable to me personally because grief is a universal condition that all of us experience at points in our lives, to which I feel any reader could relate. This has been my favorite issue yet, and I’m looking forward to more. –Paul J. Comeau (D.J.T., 103 N Bliss St, Apt B, Anchorage, AK 99508)