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29 June 2009 @ 10:12 am
Zeen Review: NOTES & ERRATA, MY FRIEND CAT + EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL & NOTHING HURT  


NOTES & ERRATA, MY FRIEND CAT + EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL & NOTHING HURT by Susy Pow (w/ Roland Lange in EWB&NH)

Susy's a name bandied about my inbox & zeenster traps. I've still yet to meet the lass personally but I hve now encountered some of her zeens via the Format Zeen Shop. Of the 3 titles here, so far so good. 'Notes & Errata' seems to be the most professionally printed, an A5 portrait format # w/ skin of cream or yellow paper w/ bluey-green ink & the usual B&W guts. Actually that's not entirely true, some pages are landscape format & you flip the zeen about to read pages as you go. 'Notes & Errata' is a fairly apt title, I was trying to think of the word to describe her writing & 1 glance @ the cover knocked it on the head. It's kind of like poetry & rather refreshing. I picked up 'Everything Was Beautiful & nothing Hurt' firstly & it contrasted w/ another poetry zeen I'd just got through that was proving difficult & obscure, comparatively. Design wise the look of the zeens are pleasant too, jumping between typed & handwritten pieces to keep the eye interested. Albeit that 'Notes & Errata' seems more carefully put together, the other claims to be slapped together in hours by her & a perhaps drunk Roland. Then we have 'My Friend Cat' a hand drawn, hand  written folded A4 into A7 portrait format description of cats Susy's had in her home, cute, small & about cats, but still erratic. B&W skin & guts. EWB&NH: A5 portrait format, B&W skin & guts, staple bound. N&E: Staple bound too.
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