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No Fire in Hell: JC Bouchard’s Portraits

JC Bouchard – Portraits 2014, In/Words Magazine and Press 28 pages, $7 (Buy) Whenever you look in the mirror there is a post-it note that says You are also a mirror. – from “Portraits” The JC Bouchard in JC Bouchard’s … Continue reading

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OZO! Zines #15: David E.F. Currie – Commoner’s Guide to Nonsense, Part 1

FORGOT TO INVITE JUSTIN CORPORATION: Commoner’s Guide to Nonsense, Part 1 David E.F. Currie, 12 pages “The Naki-Ax is how I look at my memories. The fishtail dove tails into my thoughts. Moments are like fish, once they are gone … Continue reading

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New review over at In/Words Blog

I’ve got a fairly curmudgeonly-sounding review of NYC online journal Squawk Back over on the In/Words blog. It was commissioned a few months back, but is now seeing daylight. Go sunbathe in it. JM’s JaM: Dr. Octagon – Halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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OZO! Zines #12: Max Caspi-Roy Things I’ve Seen Vol. 1: Landscapes

Things I’ve Seen Vol. 1: Landscapes Max Caspi-Roy, 10 pages Things I’ve Seen is a brief zine showcasing ten landscape photographs primarily taken in Ottawa. This will be a quick review, because what I know about photography could be used … Continue reading

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OZO! Zines #11: Amanda Earl Amanda Randomage

Amanda Randomage: 14 Sticker Poems Amanda Earl (le Temps des cerises), 14 pages There’s something about paint layered thickly on paper under your fingertips, like running your hands over lizard skin. Local poet and publisher Amanda Earl has made a … Continue reading

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OZO! Zines #10: Alanna Why Finale 95 #3

Finale 95 #3: ‘Bildungsroman I’ Alanna Why, 26 pages ($2 I think?) I’m on record as being a big fan of Alanna Why’s zines, so I was psyched to hear she was putting together the third issue of Finale 95 … Continue reading

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OZO! Zines #9: Christian Forderer Care and Use of a Straight Razor for the Judicious Destruction of Whiskers and other Bodily Hairs

Care and Use of a Straight Razor for the Judicious Destruction of Whiskers and other Bodily Hairs Christian Forderer, 13 pages The Ottawa Zine Off has seen a number of how-to zines over the years on topics like winter biking, … Continue reading

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