Christoph has never been one to sit on eirâ€™s laurels. Every time I see ey, ey has two or three new issues of 28PLBwT. While this issue is not dealing with one major issue, like in previous issues (for example, going to a Buddhist retreat), Christophâ€™s writing is still top notch and hard-hitting. This time, we are treated to interesting prose poetry, one of which (Converted) is a shaped poem in the form of a cross (donâ€™t ask me what type, but the type of cross with one large and two small crosses). While the poetry section might be too long for me personally, Christophâ€™s style is such that I can realize the talent without really being a fan of the content. By far, the strongest piece in #10 is â€œThe Bookcaseâ€, something simple that really satisfies. This piece shows Christophâ€™s crafty side in that ey puts together three planks of wood on cinderblocks, and has the person at the lumberyard cut the wood to the specified length. For some reason, this issue just felt a lot shorter than the previous issues Iâ€™ve read; while it is still 28 pages (the name says it all), perhaps Iâ€™m just getting used to Christophâ€™s writing. 28PLBwT is worth the $2 that Christoph charges for it because it is one of the few zines currently being published that has value in re-reading it; Christoph puts more work into eirâ€™s zine than anyone I know, whether it be in writing the mater or tying the three bits of twine to bind the zine together.
Twenty-eight Pages Lovingly Bound with Twine #10 / :20 / $2 / 28 Pages / Half-Sized / Christoph Meyer, P.O. Box 106, Danville, OH 43014 / Reviewed 26 June 2004