Silence is Death #2

Silence is Death #2 / Half Sized / 16 Pages / Trade / $1 / Amanda, 762 Snediker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Amanda is another friend who was nice enough to send me both issues of ey’s zine, and this issue is unnaturally long for the content that is contained within. This issue can be unofficially dubbed the insanity issue, as for some reason many of the pieces within mention some form of insanity or treatment for insanity. Page 1 : “My depression eventually led me to practically go insane”, Page 7 : “but I lost control…my grip on reality was loosened to the point where it escaped my hand and floated away for a while”. So on and so on, this theme is reiterated throughout the rest of the zine, even in writings that ey chose to put in, most notably one of the great poems by Nitsoj Decro, “Cattle”. Some people call zines the gateway to the soul, and I would have to definitely agree with them. Reading both issues of Silence is Death is a window into Amanda, and one that I would have to whole-heartedly ask that all read. While it may not be the cleanest or most structural zine, Silence is Death is writing from the heart, not tinted by the middle class liberal bullshit that pervades many a zine.

Rating : 6.8/10

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Author: James McQuiston

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

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