Strange Natures: Zine – ‘Strange Realism’

A strange zine by Francis Gene-Rowe.

Strange Realism is a zine sent by Francis Gene-Rowe in response to our call for contributions on the theme of Strange Natures. The zine reflects on poetry and the sense of self, nature and the climate, time, science fiction and culture, circling back and returning.

Strange Realism includes poetry, short essays and graphics by Francis, as well as visuals by Erica Masserano and Daina Daugaviete.


A few selected extracts from Strange Realism are shown below.

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Find out more about the zine’s author, Francis Gene-Rowe.

This article is part of our season on Strange Natures.

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