Friday, April 1, 2016
I read Quitter #10 this afternoon. It's a beautiful zine. The writing shimmers, and it's just the right amount. I can relate to the feelings of longing, nostalgia, lack of nostalgia, worry about losing everything.
I like the plants and birds. I like everything about the kids. I don't want kids myself, at all, but feel welcome to this parental world. Humor is somewhat missing, but this zine makes humor seem optional.
There's a poet's attention to detail and a solid speaker who isn't afraid to spend a moment on an image or idea.
I'm about the same age as the speaker, and that's nice. It seems like a zine for men, is my only criticism, and to lots of people that's probably not a bad thing. Oh, and the $6 pricetag. I would think more like $4, but maybe I don't charge enough for my own. I tried to get it back into its tight glassine envelope and failed.
Overall I'd give it a five out of five, but be ready to have your guts wrenched.