The Other Half #1

The Other Half #1 / $? / 28M / :30 / PO Box 293, Dayton, N.J. /

This zine is done by the same crew that did Suburban Pastoral. As one can guess, this is another poetry zine. As I am not the biggest fan of poetry, I will reserve judgment of the poetry present in this issue. However, “The Other Half” is the more political side of poetry. Also, this zine does not have a focus on a specific poet. This time, there are poems from 8 different poets. The different styles created by the poets here is nice, and does not seem to drag quite as much at points as did Suburban Pastoral. As with Suburban Pastoral, the pages are unadorned with the poetry being the only thing that is present. Also, similar to Suburban Pastoral, the proceeds accumulated from selling copies of this album will go to a number of organizations in New Jersey that have the stated goal of uplift for the hopeless. Pick up this zine even if you are not a fan of poetry, as it shows that individuals can put forth something creative when brought to the occasion and that humanity can be helpful and beneficial when asked to do so. For subsequent issues, my suggestions are the same. Go forth and add a little variation to the different poems, even if it is as simple as changing the font for each poet or for each poem. So, give this zine a go, send some cash to Kalet et al, and feel better that you’ve helped individuals out.

Rating: 5.6/10

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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