Zine Review: Rabbits & Relics: Okunoshima (Rabbit Island)

Sea Green Zines reviewed my zine Rabbits & Relics! 🙂

Sea Green Zines

Rabbits & Relics: Okunoshima (Rabbit Island)
Rae White
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Rabbits and Relics is an A5 black and white zine about Rae’s exploration of Okunoshima – Rabbit Island.

I have always wanted to travel to Japan, so to say I was excited about any sort of Japan-related zine is a bit of an understatement. I’ve heard of various animal places like the fox village and cat island, but rabbit island was new to me.

I think the thing that really struck me about this zine is the glimpse of reality Rae gives in this zine. At the start, Rae mentions how the contrast of adorable rabbits and World War 2 relics is both striking and confronting.

Take what you will of the beautiful living alongside the symbols of the horrible, but it really spoke to me. This isn’t some glossed up, glossing over happy fun time tourist brochure. Rae provides…

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April news!

I have so many great announcements this month and we’re only 4 days into April!

I’m featured on the website Transgender Writers and Writers with Intersex Variations in Australia. Sign up to check out the list here.

A recording of my Judith Wright Poetry Prize second placed poem ‘what even r u?’ will also be featured at the upcoming AVANT GAGA #36. The event will be held at Sappho Books in Glebe on Tuesday 10 April from 7-10pm and will feature readings from Evelyn Araluen, Raelee Lancaster, Omar Sakr and Holly Isemonger!