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PO Box 3756
Erie PA, 16508

36 pp., $3.00

Billed as "the real fuckin' on-the-edge verse & rant magazine," FRAYED consciously attempts to push the envelope of acceptability. Poetry by Todd Moore, Cheryl A Townsend, Paul Weinman, Ron Androla, Ana Christy, and others. Marijuana, homosexuality, pornography, and copious anti- Americanism predominates. Illustrations by John Howard, Ron Androla, and Mike Diana, who was busted in Florida for obscenity. Included here is the search warrant used on Ana and Dave Christy; Ana writes about "empty shells of commando pork" on the opposite page. The back cover of this zine holds a photo of a nameless rectum spread open for the camera. I'm not certain why this is included, except to widen the radical, in-your-face character of this zine. Somebody, at least, had enough foresight to put the words "Adults Only" on the cover.--Kurt Nimmo

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #5,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1996.

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