Celebrating Ten Years of Big Other

Celebrating Ten Years of Big Other

Wednesday Feb 05, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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About the Event.

BIG OTHER is an online arts and culture magazine, published since 2009. It features fiction, poetry, art, hybrid works, reviews, essays, interviews, a podcast, and more.

Big Other has published writing by Pulitzer Prize winners Rae Armantrout and Forrest Gander, National Book Award winner Daniel Borzutzky, Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy Samuel R. Delany; and a host of other stellar writers, including Arthur Sze, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, John Yau, Victoria Redel, Osama Alomar, Curtis White, and more.

Celebrate ten years with a reading from a variety of the notable writers that have made Big Other‘s first ten years so notable.

Readers include:
Kim Chinquee
Laura Cronk
William Lessard
Brendan Lorber
Albert Mobilio
Rone Shavers
Terese Svoboda
Edwin Torres
Tony Trigilio
Micah Zevin



About The Readers.

Kim Chinquee is a regular contributor to NOON, Denver Quarterly, and Conjunctions, and has also published work in Ploughshares, The Nation, Story Quarterly, Fiction, Mississippi Review, and over a hundred other journals. She is the author of the collections Oh Baby, Pretty, Veer, Shot Girls, and Wetsuit. She is Chief Editor of Elm Leaves Journal and Senior Editor of New World Writing. She co-directs the writing major at SUNY-Buffalo State, and lives in Glenwood, NY.

Laura Cronk directs programs for writers and teaches at the New School. She is the author of Having Been an Accomplice; and her next book of poems, Never Over, is forthcoming in fall 2020.

William Lessard has writing that has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, American Poetry Review, Best American Experimental Writing, Plume, and Hyperallergic. His visual work has been featured at MoMA PS1.

Brendan Lorber is the author of If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving? and several chapbooks, most recently Unfixed Elegy and Other Poems. His work appears in in the American Poetry Review, Fence, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. Since 1995, he has published and edited Lungfull! Magazine, an annual anthology of contemporary literature. He lives atop the tallest hill in Brooklyn, New York, in a little castle across the street from a five-hundred-acre necropolis.

Albert Mobilio is the author of many books, including Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, Touch Wood, and Games & Stunts. His work also appears in Bomb, Salon, and Harper’s Magazine. Co-editor of Hyperallergic Weekend, he teaches at Eugene Lang College.

Rone Shavers‘s fiction has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Longform, PANK, The Operating System, and elsewhere. His non-fiction essays and essay-length reviews have appeared in such diverse publications as American Book Review, Bomb, Electronic Book Review, Fiction Writers Review, and elsewhere. Shavers is also fiction and hybrid-genre editor at Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora. His experimental Afrofuturist novel, titled Silverfish, is forthcoming from Clash Books in 2020.

Terese Svoboda is the author of All Aberration, Laughing Africa, Mere Mortals, Treason, Weapons Grade, Black Glasses Like Clark Kent, Cannibal, A Drink Called Paradise, Trailer Girl and Other Stories, Tin God, Pirate Talk or Mermalade, Bohemian Girl, Dogs Are Not Cats, When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems, Professor Harriman’s Steam Air-Ship, Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet, Great American Desert. She lives in in New York City.

Tony Trigilio‘s collections of poetry include Inside the Walls of My Own House, the second installment of his multi-volume poem, The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood); The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 1); White Noise; Historic Diary; and The Lama’s English Lessons, as well as many chapbooks. Trigilio is also the author of Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics and “Strange Prophecies Anew”: Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg. Trigilio is editor of Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments and co-editor of Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870–1930. A musician as well as a poet and scholar, Trigilio has taught since 1999 at Columbia College Chicago, where he’s a Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry.

Micah Zevin‘s writing has appeared in Poetry and Politics, Reality Beach, the American Journal of Poetry, Five2OneMagazine, Maudlin House, Heavy Feather Review, and elsewhere. He curates the Risk of Discovery Reading Series at Blue Cups in Woodside, Queens, N.Y.

About The Host.

John Madera’s fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, Sonora Review, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, 7, and many other journals. His nonfiction has appeared in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he edits Big Other. runs Rhizomatic: Publicity for Small Presses with Big Ideas.


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