Kid Cutbank #3. 36 pages, 1/2 size, b&w photocopied, color cover, $2.50
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Kid Cutbank is a collection of usually political and always personal pages of writing. The purpose of this zine is to throw a wrench in the gears of alienation that mainstream culture imposes on the psyche. The author attempts to cultivate a picture, through various articles, poems, interviews, and stories how this alienation can and can’t play out in personal lives and the author personally works to combat it. This is a zine that tries to spark in us some passion, personality, and creativity. This is a zine about having spirit and resisting the myths that hold us hostage. This is a zine about never giving up.
In this issue of Kid Cutbank you’ll find:
an interview with a local teacher and activist,
a short bio on revolutionary Assata Shakur,
a true story about being terrorized by the WB Police,
a quick list of helpful medicinal herbs,
the usual rants, poems, random reflections,
a whimsical story by the author of Shoot Darts At the Screen,
and lots more in between!
Here’s an excerpt from Kid Cutbank 3:
Sometimes it’s hard to even see these walls around us.
And sometimes it seems like there’s really no point in trying.
It’s just so easy to pretend it’s all theoretical.
As we speed past these billboards i can only shut my eyes.
There are rows of strangers, all sleeping off the isolation.
But this kid next to me is screaming as loud as he can…
…And i can only hope that he’ll never be shut up.
On the bust i started feeling some direction.
Stepping off i didn’t know where to go next.
–from a poem about finding clarity on a bus ride.
This zine was reviewed by “Billy Da Bunny” in Bling Review 11 over at We Make Zines: (http://wemakezines.ning.com/video/blingreview11-1)
Review from Maximum Rock N’ Roll: “What I am getting out of this zine is a balanced view of idealism, energy, and a critical look at education, the meaning of life and refusing the dismal offerings of survival in a suburban dead zone. I love the herb reference checklist, interview with a radical educator who has a brilliant analysis of a new approach to teaching kids, the pictures, abandoned building exploration, roof-sitting, etc… dream on, kid, dream! Up the banx.”