Issue #3: LETTERS TO MILENA
Fall 2013 / Winter 2014
1/8 letter size, 96 pages, very text-heavy, brown blockprinted cover
Door based on this iron gate on Hubbard Street I noticed during my walk from the Ashland Green/Pink Line station over to Spudnik Press. Inspired by Kafka’s Letters to Milena, this issue was intended to be the one that cringes the most. It begins with a long-distance friendship between strangers, one in Chicago, one in Budapest, who exchange long emails and eventually meet to hang out for a week in Hungary. One of them kind of likes the other, more. These letters cover the past two years since this release date and involves a coming-out & coming-of-age, talking to your crush on gchat while bored, talking about being at work, a bit of clueless rendezvous, what feels like an epiphany about relationships, and coming-to-terms with missed / connections.