Photo by Jerome Jakubiec
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where you can find it:
on the internets…
pre-website website (new!): www.thegiganticmag.com
St. Mark’s Books
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Spoonbill & Sugartown
Shakespeare & Company
Powell’s City of Books (Burnside)
at the launch party at starr space
Saturday, April 25, Listen to readers and live music and enter a raffle for original artwork by artists featured in issue 1. write-up in time out new york here:
DIALOGUES // Malcolm Gladwell / Tao Lin / Gary Shteyngart / Deb Olin Unferth / Joe Wenderoth // FICTION // Kenny Aquiles / Dan Bevacqua / Ben Blum / Matt Di Paoli / Doug Elsass / Howard Good / Yuka Igarashi / Derek Johnson / Shane Jones / Kristen O’Toole / Ed Park / Pedro Ponce / Lauren Spohrer / Justin Taylor / Adam Wilson / Anya Yurchyshyn // SEIZURE STATE // Joe Wenderoth / Jason Morphew // ART // Andrew Bulger / Mark Hewko / Jerome Jakubiec / Kevin Kwan / Joanna Neborsky / Thomas Pierce / Nathaniel Russell / Erin Grey West / James J. Williams III / Todd Zuniga
(online ordering info here)
and in case you’ve forgotten
Gigantic launch party // Sat. April 25th // Starr Space
108 Starr Street in Bushwick. L train to Jefferson.
$6 dollar donation, comes with free copy of issue #1
Live music by The Five Cents and Adron
Short readings and presentations by Todd Zuniga, Justin Taylor and others
Late night DJing from King Vitamin, DJ HemingYeh and Cormac McBootay
8 pm to 3 am
There is also a flier
Gigantic is Here.
And it looks spiffing on a coffee table…
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Filed under: issue #1 | Tags: Gigantic, debut issue, Gigantic magazine, Joe Wenderoth, Seizure State
GIGANTIC welcomes Joe Wenderoth as the SEIZURE STATE Editor
“The SEIZURE STATE begins when someone understands that it is as impossible to go on as it is to not go on.” - Joe Wenderoth
Joe Wenderoth, the author of four books of poetry and one essay collection, has created a new culture-agon that aims to unmire itself of poetry and convey how the poetic manifests itself in the SEIZURE of ourselves. It is called INSCRIPTIONS OF THE SEIZURE STATE and it will debut in GIGANTIC Print Issue 1, with work by the first featured SEIZURE PERSON, Jason Morphew.
GIGANTIC‘s forthcoming website will house the SEIZURE STATE’s corresponding blog, which will be helmed and forced to develop by The Dignitaries of the Seizure State. Dignitaries include Matthew Zapruder as The Grandmother of Whatever Chairs There Are, Stuart Downs as The Secretary to the Green Fire, Gibby Haynes as The Infertile Impetus, and a good few others as others yet. The SEIZURE STATE blog will feature a sort of living poet CANON, an internet porn site CANON, a music CANON, a YouTube CANON, and a SEIZURE cookbook.
Joe Wenderoth wants everyone to be psyched about THE SEIZURE STATE “generally.”
WE ARE PSYCHED
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GIGANTIC #1 interview preview post (3/3)
DISEMBODIED ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY
THE MAGAZINE TO LEARN
Gary Shteyngart: Old meat. The Saul Bellow of meats. I don’t know. Sometimes I look at some of these writers, pictures of older writers, I just see all the meat that’s gone into them. Mordecai Richler, case in point. The man looked like a meat at the end of his life. I mean, you know, just put him on a grill and he’s served.
Malcolm Gladwell: Together we killed a goat.
Deb Olin Unferth: They [would] go into a tiny room off the kitchen that held only the TV and a small couch just big enough for the two of them (they were large people) and they’d sit in the dark, not moving, not speaking, the TV flashing, all the lights in the house off. It was a grim scene, man. The husband had obviously stopped speaking years ago beyond the grunts required to stay alive. It was hard to imagine a time when either of them had ever wanted anything. But who knows what pulse was beating in that room.
Tao Lin: Asking me those questions would be like asking a cat “do you think Philip Roth is a good writer or a bad writer who is important?” or something.
Joe Wenderoth: When watching TV, it’s like I become a fond memory of myself. Prior to any bout of watching, Joe Wenderoth lived a life; that life, during the watching, is over—but not annihilated. Instead, it sits comfortably somewhere behind my eyes. I know it’s there, but I rarely consider it. If I do consider it too much, that’s a sign that the show is not working, or that I am not currently capable of agreeing to be dead.