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Gigantic is excited to announce that we will be participating in Periodically Speaking, a CLMP/NYPL sponsored reading series. Writer Adam Wilson will be introduced by co-editor Ann DeWitt on behalf of Gigantic. We look forward to sharing the evening with editors and writers from Habitas and Tantalum. The readings will be held at the New York Public library next Tuesday night, June 9th, 6 – 7:30 pm. The official press release is below:
The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP] and The New York Public Library present Periodically Speaking, a reading series providing a major venue for emerging writers to present their work while emphasizing the diversity of America’s literary magazines and the magazine collections of The New York Public Library. Each event presents writers from three influential literary magazines, introduced by their editors.
Tuesday, June 9th, 6 – 7:30 pm
Habitus: A Diaspora Journal
Habitus is poised to make a lasting impact with its unique global vision, world-class writing, and original translations. While rooted in the experience and language of the Jewish Diaspora, the magazine cannot be limited by the parochial boundaries of any single group. Habitus is not just about cataloguing distinctions. It’s a way of using the whole world as raw material for creating a more complete picture of ourselves.
Editor Joshua Ellison introduces writer Leonid Kostyukov’s fiction and translator Mariya Gusev.
Tantalum, a literary annual, presents the many possibilities of the fictive, exploring a diversity of forms, methods, and ideas. Tantalum is interested in work that cultivates its own expectations, as necessary, moving across the boundaries of known forms and engaging their thresholds.
Editor Yasmine Alwan introduces poet Mina Pam Dick.
Gigantic is a new biannual literary arts journal based in New York that features short prose, dialogues, art and poetry. The debut issue, launched in April 2009, included fiction from Ed Park, Justin Taylor, and Shane Jones along with other new, exciting voices; dialogues with Malcolm Gladwell, Gary Shteyngart, Deb Olin Unferth, Joe Wenderoth and Tao Lin; and artwork including line drawings, collage and photography both odd and beautiful.
Co-Editor Ann DeWitt introduces fiction writer Adam Wilson.
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Gigantic Issue 1 Launch Party and Benefit, Starr Space, Brooklyn, NY, April 25th, 2009
For a Full Slideshow of the Evenings Delights, Please See:
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Just a quick little news post here.
We have also been taking pre-orders, which have been rolling in from as far away as Norway. Seriously.
In Gigantic friends news:
Ed Park will be talking about literary magazines on March 10th. He also read with Deb Olin Unferth last night.
Sam Lipsyte has been reading from his new novel, The Ask, at Russian Samovar. Scope a YouTube here.
Adam Wilson has started a regular column on Friday Night Lights for Flavor Wire.
Kristen O’Toole blogs there as well.
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GIGANTIC #1 PREVIEW POST (1 of 3)
One-Sentence Prose Preview
The look of: I want to tear your bloody head off.
Derek Johnson as distorted by Rozalia Jovanovic
It was just large enough for me to fit my arm through.
Mostly I drive in search of half-wits at public libraries, all day bars, halfway houses, and Sears Roebucks.
…taking a wheel off a skateboard and taping the hamster to where the wheel was and trying to skateboard with one wheel as a hamster…
It wasn’t like there wasn’t discussion.
She asks me if I watched the news and I say I don’t watch the news and she should know that.
Matt Di Paoli
GO LOOK AT THE CALENDAR AND WRITE DOWN WHAT IT SAYS THEY DO ON WEDNESDAY YOU’LL KNOW WHAT I MEAN WHEN YOU SEE IT.
Our neighbors had been hosting a slumber party.
“Are we going to have to participate?” my husband asked.
He reminds me that it isn’t an ocean, it’s a river, and then he asks me what my problem is.
If asked, I would even say she is sweet all over, and would mean what I said, though of course this is figurative language.
Also, we lived in a village of giants.
Then he looked at porn on his grandfather’s computer and accidentally spilled jizz on his grandfather’s tackle box.
The nightly detonations continue.
“I’m not a bad girl,” she said, as if morality had something to do with it.