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Dislocations #2

Perzine, Candace Mooers, 2393 Sheppard, Montréal, QC, H2K 3L1, $1–$3, PWYC

Have you heard of Fun-A-Day? In January, people are encouraged to start an artistic project they then complete daily for the month — many zinesters use this opportunity to write a new issue. In Candace’s case, they had other Fun-A-Day plans, but ended up writing Dislocations #2, subtitled Poly Queer Gemini Heart, on the eve of the Montréal Fun-A-Day showcase. Part (fictional) journal of the author’s life, part interviews with activists they admire, Dislocations is a text heavy read. I found the diary portions of the zine more difficult to read, as Candace mentions many friends and lovers — I didn’t always remember which person they were referring to, and what their relationship to them was. Still, it was an interesting look into a polyamorous person’s life.

Part (fictional) journal of the author’s life, part interviews with activists they admire, Dislocations is a text heavy read. I found the diary portions of the zine more difficult to read, as Candace mentions many friends and lovers — I didn’t always remember which person they were referring to, and what their relationship to them was. Still, it was an interesting look into a polyamorous person’s life.

I did enjoy the interviews Candace conducted and then transcribed in the context of radio programs they co-host. In this issue, they talk to a woman working to end immigration detentions, a woman working to create 24-hour drop-ins in Toronto, and Anarchopanda, the Montréal philosophy professor made famous for his political commentary during the 2012 student strike.

Although Dislocations #2 felt a bit rushed as a zine, Candace is a good writer, and I look forward to reading more of their work. (Maxime Brunet)

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