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'''Olly the Octopus''' was a one-off poetry zine created in March 2010 by [[Tim Train]], a writer and zine-maker in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  
 
'''Olly the Octopus''' was a one-off poetry zine created in March 2010 by [[Tim Train]], a writer and zine-maker in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  
  
The zine consisted of a narrative poem about an octopus called Olly who wanted to enter the octopus porn industry but was hampered by the fact that he had only seven legs. The zine was put together in a style parodying and pastiching children's picture books. Illustrations were by Train and Baron von Harlot.  
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The zine consisted of a narrative poem about an octopus called Olly who wanted to enter the octopus porn industry but was hampered by the fact that he had only seven legs. The zine was put together in a style parodying children's picture books. Illustrations were by Train and Baron von Harlot.  
  
The poem was originally intended to be a competitive piece for a forthcoming poetry slam in mind but proved to be too long.
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The poem was originally intended to be a competitive piece for a poetry slam but proved to be too long.  
 
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Train also publishes serial zine [[Badger's Dozen]].  
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Train also publishes the serial zine [[Badger's Dozen]].
  
 
== Press ==
 
== Press ==
  
Olly the Octopus received a negative review in the April 2010 issue of Sticky Institute's Sporadic Correspondence. Train recorded feedback from several friends on his blog.  
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Olly the Octopus received a review in the April 2010 issue of [[Sticky|Sticky Institute]]'s Sporadic Correspondence. Train quoted this review, and feedback from several friends, on his blog.  
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== Contact ==
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timhtrain[at]yahoo.com.au
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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*[http://willtypeforfood.blogspot.com Tim Train's blog]
 
*[http://willtypeforfood.blogspot.com Tim Train's blog]
 
*[http://lexiconharlot.blogspot.com Baron von Harlot's blog]
 
*[http://lexiconharlot.blogspot.com Baron von Harlot's blog]
*[http://willtypeforfood.blogspot.com/2010/04/octapus.html Train's blog post in which he records feedback from Sticky and friends]
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*[http://willtypeforfood.blogspot.com/2010/04/octapus.html Train's blog post in which he records feedback about his zine]
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Latest revision as of 22:23, 17 January 2012

Olly the Octopus was a one-off poetry zine created in March 2010 by Tim Train, a writer and zine-maker in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The zine consisted of a narrative poem about an octopus called Olly who wanted to enter the octopus porn industry but was hampered by the fact that he had only seven legs. The zine was put together in a style parodying children's picture books. Illustrations were by Train and Baron von Harlot.

The poem was originally intended to be a competitive piece for a poetry slam but proved to be too long.

Train also publishes the serial zine Badger's Dozen.

Press

Olly the Octopus received a review in the April 2010 issue of Sticky Institute's Sporadic Correspondence. Train quoted this review, and feedback from several friends, on his blog.

Contact

timhtrain[at]yahoo.com.au

External links