Review: Must #5: Deviations

Leah Angstman
Jun 27, 2016 · 2 min read

Various Authors
Aleathia Drehmer, Lynn Alexander, Madrea Marie, Kristin Fouquet, eds.
Poetry, prose, and artwork
8 pages
4” x 2 3/4” chapbook
MUST
Painted Post, New York
Review originally published on 2/25/10


This is a quick little abstract ditty in the vein of editor Aleathia Drehmer’s current line, Durable Goods, only far more abstract and freeform, but folded entirely out of one sheet of paper with fairly high-quality photocopying. The mini-zine is comprised of random snippets — connected only in their usage of, or dealings with, the word ‘deviation’ — bits of stories and thoughts pulled from the air as if caught on a wire tap or sneaked from @handles on Twitter feeds looking for deviants or any deviation thereof.

On the negative side, the zine is pretty hard to read, with itty bitty text cast against dark gray backgrounds, blending the different fonts of gray tones into the different backgrounds of similar gray tones.

But on the positive side, there is this:

“the secret.”
by Jason Neese

Yes. Enough said.


The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Leah Angstman

Written by

Transplanted Midwesterner; EIC of Alternating Current Press; reviewer at Publishers Wkly; CNF & fiction writer and poet. Find her at http://leahangstman.com.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Leah Angstman

Written by

Transplanted Midwesterner; EIC of Alternating Current Press; reviewer at Publishers Wkly; CNF & fiction writer and poet. Find her at http://leahangstman.com.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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