Only the Trying

Only the Trying is a small poetry zine consisting of five poems that are all 140 characters or less.

The zine is available in both a multi-page PDF for digital reading, as well as a single page PDF so you can print and fold your own copy of the book (and if you do, please tweet me a photo of it~).

The poems in the zine were first published on my poetry twitter @by_ses.

The zine's aesthetic was created by first hand-tracing the poems onto the page. The base font is Proxima Nova—my normal handwriting is nowhere near that neat. Then I folded and photocopied it, then folded and photocopied the copy, etc., until I was happy with the look.

The title "Only The Trying" is a reference to this line from T. S. Eliot's poem, East Coker:

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.