Filed under: events | Tags: Andrew Bulger, Ben Blum, Gigantic, james j. williams iii, Litcrawl NYC, Matt Di Paoli, microreading, shane jones, tao lin, Yuka Igarashi
Less is more. More is also more.
Please join Gigantic, a new magazine of short prose and art, for three minute readings and/or artistic presentations from Gigantic #1 contributors Tao Lin, Shane Jones, James J. Williams III, Yuka Igarashi, Ben Blum, Andrew Bulger and Matt Di Paoli.
This event is a part of Lit Crawl NYC 2009. For updates and a full schedule of the night’s events, check it out here.
Saturday 5.16.09, 8pm
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street
New York, NY
J, M, or Z to Bowery
B or D to Grand
Ben Blum holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Berkeley. He is a fiction intern at The New Yorker and teaches writing to second graders at PS 110.
Andrew Bulger is a Brooklyn based artist and philosopher. He received a graduate degree in Philosophy from the London School of Economics and has since been exploring his preoccupations in art’s own language.
Yuka Igarashi is an MFA candidate in fiction at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in Quick Fiction and Gigantic. She lives farther out than you do in Brooklyn.
Tao Lin (b. 1983) is the author of the forthcoming novella SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL (Sept. 2009, Melville House) and four previous books.
James J. Willams III is an artist and curator. He has had solo exhibtions in New York, Paris, London, Berlin and Miami. James is seeking help for his growing Law and Order addicton.
Matthew Di Paoli is a native New Yorker. At Boston College, he received the Dever Fellowship and recently completed his MFA at Columbia.
Shane Jones is the author of the novel LIGHT BOXES (PGP 2009). His next book, THE FAILURE SIX, will be published by Fugue State Press in January 2010.
Filed under: issue #1 | Tags: Adam Wilson, Anya Yurchyshyn, Ben Blum, Dan Bevacqua, Derek Johnson, Doug Elsass, Ed Park, Gigantic, Gigantic magazine, Justin Taylor, Kenny Aquiles, Kristen O'Toole, Lauren Spohrer, Matt Di Paoli, Pedro Ponce, shane jones, tao lin, Yuka Igarashi
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.