Closing the Distance: New Spaces for Community

BOMB’s ongoing list of online tools, workshops, and livestreams to keep you company and engaged in the time of COVID-19.

The Imprecation by Kathryn Scanlan

A short story from the collection The Dominant Animal.

Why We Should Read Poetry by Sarah Neilson

Ten poets offer recommendations on where to start and the poems that inspire them most.

Drawing with Light: Photographic Modernism in Our Postmodern Dystopia by Gideon Jacobs
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Looking at contemporary photography within a larger historical legacy.

COVID-19 Artist Resources
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A list of vital resources for artists, writers, musicians, and performers.

Stop Making Sense: Sara Magenheimer Interviewed by Nicole Kaack
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The lossy poetics of Magenheimer’s video script-cum-publication embraces the split self of the information age.

BOMB 39th GALA
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Celebrating our community together when the time is right.

BOMB 148, Summer 2019

Featuring interviews with Mary Weatherford, Nanfu Wang, Lee Quiñones, Venkatachalam Saravanan, Tyshawn Sorey, Ben Whishaw, Édouard Louis, Geovani Martins, Prageeta Sharma, and James Thomas Stevens.

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BOMB 149, Fall 2019

Featuring interviews with Korakrit Arunanondchai, Antoine Catala and Dan Graham, Atelier Bow-Wow, American Artist, Jeff Bliumis, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Rion Amilcar Scott, and Carmen Giménez Smith.

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BOMB 150, Winter 2020

For our 150th issue, we have redesigned our flagship print magazine. This design reaffirms our mandate to deliver the artist’s voice, supporting the vital discourse that appears in BOMB with vivid imagery and innovative juxtapositions that encourage dialogue across the arts—from conversations between artists, writers, and performers to exciting literature. We present exchanges in their formative state: revelatory, fluid, and iconoclastic.


This issue features interviews with Bruce Pearson, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Jacolby Satterwhite, Cathy Park Hong, Christiane Jatahy, and Seth Price, as well as fiction from Amelia Gray, Deb Olin Unferth, and Jenny Wu, and poetry from Sawako Nakayasu, Andrei Monastyrski, and Bob Holman.

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BOMB 151, Spring 2020

This issue features interviews with Chitra Ganesh, Tania Cypriano, Charles Atlas, Netta Yerushalmy, Vi Khi Nao, Amani Al-Thuwaini, Andrea Hasler, and Bruce Boone, as well as fiction from Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Justin Taylor, Rebecca Dinerstein Knight, and Lee Relvas, and poetry from Shuzo Takiguchi and Bruce Boone.

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Rockets Redglare by Mark Magill Denise Duhamel: Reform School Poet by Susie DeFord Shirley Jaffe by Shirley Kaneda Ridge Theater by Patricia Coleman Su Friedrich by Claudia Steinberg Lynne Tillman by Geoffrey O'Brien Martin Wilner by Francis Levy Victory by Jack Christian Jesper Just by RoseLee Goldberg Eric Kraft by Andrei Codrescu Cherríe Moraga by Adelina Anthony Producing the Social: Andrew Norman Wilson Interviewed by Jared Quinton Sascha Braunig by Aaron Gilbert Robert Duvall by Daisy Foote Babasónicos by Laureana Toledo Hungry or Full by Ashley McNelis Spray Paint and 3-D: Kenny Scharf Interviewed by Marilyn Minter Armel Hostiou by Gary M. Kramer Uncommon Translations: Emma Ramadan Interviewed by Kyle Paoletta Marvin Heiferman by Saul Ostrow

BOMB Issue #150

Our winter issue is now fully released online! Visit the issue page to see all unlocked content.

Seth Price by Kim Gordon
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On the heels of a theatrical run of Price’s evolving film Redistribution, the two artists discuss the ethics of streaming, artworks on the verge of falling apart, SoundCloud mixes, and the chaos of assigning cultural value in the twenty-first century.

Freefall by Amelia Gray

When she was twenty, the woman didn’t think much about skydiving at all. It was an exotic concept and felt far from her life as it was, though on her walks to class she passed plenty of women her age wrapped in rigging, practicing their barrel rolls on the soccer field.

Impractical Cats by Jaakko Pallasvuo
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The cats were entering middle age and felt despair. They had come to realize that life was not a project one could complete successfully. Life was not a treat.

Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Mark Lukenbill
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Portraits and hauntings are inseparable bedfellows in film history.