Compiled by artist whisk82 this magazine explores collaboration and creative exchange.
Issue 1: August 2011
Poetry from Peter and the Hare. Artwork from Black Marker Boy, Claire Barnes and Yvette Griffiths.
Featuring at ‘Girls+Zines’ 3rd Aug-3rd Sept 2011,Tatty Devine, Brick Lane, London. http://www.tattydevine.com/events
It’s election day. How strange, I’ve somehow been reminded of a book from childhood, read to my class with much enthusiasm in the Eighties. In my mind The Iron Man was my dad, or those fellas off Boys from the Blackstuff. The farmers played themselves and The Space Dragon was Margaret Thatcher. I had confused a few metaphors and ideologies, in my little Red mind. Ted Hughes was in fact describing environmentalism. As it happens, I’m glad I was wrong, I wouldn’t have enjoyed her ladyship, ‘space-bat-angel-dragon’, singing from the heavens for all eternity.
Not Waving but Drowning a poem by Stevie Smith, 1957
- Who now has no house, will not build one (anymore).
- Who now is alone, will remain so for long,
- will wake, and read, and write long letters
- and back and forth on the boulevards
- will restlessly wander, while the leaves blow.
Herbsttag (Autumn Day) by Rainer Maria Rilke