subTERRAIN #79, $7, 8” x 8”, printed, 96 pgs.

Sep 26, 2018

I love when this Canadian litmag hits my mailbox. subTerrain consistently features excellent writing, usually themed. This time around the editors and writers conduct an issue-long lament titled “Goodbye, Vancouver.” The general story is likely familiar: development and real estate prices are forcing longtime denizens out. The depth of this loss is relayed not just through stories on real estate (though there are these), but also through discussions of squats, old theaters, and through photo essays and poetry. The Vancouver situation is sadly all too common, but the level of nuance with which it’s discussed here is sadly uncommon. Always a recommended read, this issue especially hits hard. –Michael T. Fournier (PO Box 3008, Main Post Office, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X5, Canada)