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Newsletter Compendium 2007–2015

  Reviewed by Amy Lam   Newsletter Compendium 2007–2015 by Lisa Smolkin, a Toronto-based artist, is a collection of 19 handwritten, personal newsletters. The one-page newsletters include recipes, poems, pregnancy-prevention/fertility-control tips, snippets of conversations between Lisa and her son Jackie, recommendations for movies, short stories, dreams, etc. They were originally mailed to people on an irregular basis (there are no newsletters between 2011 and 2013). There’s lots of memorable one-liners—“Alienation corner: I dressed up like a flapper for Halloween :(”—mixed in with information that is more mysterious—“A 3-step process for making magical rags.” (“What you do with your magical rags…