Retelling an American Legend: Jeanne Thornton Interviewed by Ryan Spencer

An epistolary novel about music, trans identity, and counterculture.

From the Archive: Suzan-Lori Parks by Han Ong

Suzan-Lori Parks revisits her 1993-94 interview by Han Ong. She assures us that “all these years later I’m still growing as an artist, as a person. XOXO”

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi by Alexandra Kleeman

In anticipation of Van der Vliet Oloomi’s new novel, Savage Tongues, the authors consider language, hybridity, and Marguerite Duras.

Capturing the Intangible: Austin Eddy Interviewed by Margaux Ogden
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A Room with a View: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and Nadia Owusu
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Join us as we celebrate the launch of Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s new novel Savage Tongues.

Winning and Losing: Bladee and Mechatok Interviewed by Alexander Iadarola
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On techno-spirituality, impending doom, and making failed pop songs.

Open Call for Flash Fiction/Nonfiction
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We are opening submissions for flash fiction and creative nonfiction! Submission period: July 30–August 13, 2021

BOMB 153, Fall 2020

Our fall issue features interview with Erica Baum, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Carolyn Lazard, Nathalie Léger, Martine Syms, and Rufus Wainwright; fiction by Kevin Brockmeier and C Pam Zhang; poetry by Yi Sang and Vijay Seshadri; nonfiction by Lorraine O’Grady and Paula Mónaco Felipe; a special project by Garrett Bradley; and more.

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BOMB 154, Winter 2021

Our winter issue includes interviews with Tashi Dorji, Danielle Evans, Walton Ford, Guadalupe Maravilla, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, the Ross Brothers, and Aaron Turner; DIY cookbooklets from Dindga McCannon; poetry by Rae Armantrout, Imani Elizabeth Jackson, and Allison Parrish; prose by Langston Cotman, GennaRose Nethercott, and Brontez Purnell; a comic by Michael DeForge; protest drawings by Steve Mumford; and more.

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BOMB 155, Spring 2021

Our spring issue features interviews with Tiffiney Davis, Alex Dimitrov, Melissa Febos, Valerie June, Tarik Kiswanson, Ajay Kurian, and Karyn Olivier; fiction by Jonathan Lee, Ananda Naima González, and Tara Ison; poetry by Jo Stewart, Farid Matuk, and Joyelle McSweeney; a comic by Somnath Bhatt; an essay by Wendy S. Walters; an archival interview between Barbara Kruger and Richard Prince; and more.

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BOMB 156, Summer 2021

Our summer issue features interviews with Mel Kendrick, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Kader Attia, Arthur Jafa and Dana Hoey, Quntos Kunquest, Katiana Rangel, and Anne Anlin Cheng; fiction by Jenzo DuQue, Dylan Landis, Anthony Veasna So, and Sophie Hoss; nonfiction by A.V. Marraccini; a comic by Ronald Wimberly; poetry by Arthur Solway, Rickey Laurentiis, and Alina Stefanescu; an essay and portfolio by Kalup Linzy; an archival interview with Suzan-Lori Parks; and more.

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From the BOMB Archives

A selection of some of our favorites from the archives.

Walter Mosley by Thulani Davis
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Reanimating History: Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom by Monica Uszerowicz
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Summoning the spirits.

Carrie Mae Weems by Dawoud Bey
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In 1976 I had been making photographs for a couple of years. I had certainly been looking at a lot more photographs than I had actually made.

Stanley Whitney by Mimi Thompson
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Mimi Thompson on how Stanley Whitney’s colorful grid paintings aspire to “density with a lot of air.”