by Arwen Curry
Ration is Arwen Curry's always special perzine. She's a talented writer, who writes about her life while keeping perspective on the world at large. Not an easy feat. In #5, Arwen talks about her childhood spent in libraries, and the sad fate of Jorge Luis Borges. She also writes about her job, interviewing random people for 30 second radio pieces, and the acoustics of each situation. The film reel flapping in the projection booth and the sound of scraping glass at the frame shop. These are the kinds of details that really make this zine stand out. The stories give one a sense of nostalgia, much like a miniature dollhouse, or a gilded frame. Ration #5 was written from a room painted green and filled with books, and it transports you to secret place of your own.
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