Imaginary Windows, Issue #5
by Erin Fae
32 pg. at quarter-letter size
$3 on etsy from the author
As I mentioned, I got a stack of hand-me-down zines from my friend Maxx recently. This was particularly exciting, because in addition to stuff I’d been meaning to check out, there was lots of things that were totally new to me. One such zine is Imaginary Windows, hailing from the other side of the world: Auckland, New Zealand.
I don’t know very much about New Zealand, and I learned from this zine, that regrettably, unlike Australia, they don’t have any exciting marsupials there, but they do have ice cream flavours such as “Hokey Pokey” and “Fuijoa”. This information alone would have been worth the price of admission, but wait, there’s more!
This zine boasts an endearingly mixed bag of content. Erin Fae writes about meeting the woman who would become her girlfriend, and how they fell in love, but also shares her favourite recipes for tempeh and a list of books she wants to read, and talks about Marina Abramović. It’s a sweet tale, elegantly and engagingly told.
Issue #6 of Imaginary Windows is now out, and it’s a 50-page tale of “embodiment and place, circus, femme identity, longing… a recipe for making your own laundry liquid, some stories about magic and a bit of fermentation love”. Sounds pretty great!
- Lily Pepper