This Just In! What a day for exciting new arrivals. Clown War #8 (pictured top row), published in 1975 by Bob Heman, saddle-stapled and featuring poems by Rosmarie Waldrop and others. Later called CLWN WR. Then there’s Gertrude 20 (pictured second row), the biannual arm of Gertrude Press which publishes LGBTQ creative work, this issue featuring Dorothy Allison, Raymond Luczak, Danez Smith, Freesia McKee, Changming Yuan, and others.
And issues 1-4 of Gigantic, (pictured rows 3-5) which— true to name— is a sprawling, energetically designed magazine, sometimes newsprint, sometimes hand-made accordion-folded, published out of New York. The four issues here feature poetry, prose, and artwork, plus interviews with Adrian Tomine, Anne Carson and Robert Currie, and a conversation between Tao Lin and Malcolm Gladwell conducted via GChat and e-mail.
Gigantic at the Little Magazines Collection at the University of Wisconsin- Madison!