Four Poems by Maggie Nelson

I planned to write a book about / the color blue. Now I’m suddenly surrounded / by green, green gagging me / pleasurably, green holding onto my hips / from behind, digging into / the cleft, the cleft // that can be made.

Sending Out the Signal: Swoon Interviewed by Katie Peyton

“I take myself, my drawings, and this little bundle of creative forces that is me, and I try to make a chemical reaction with the world.”—Swoon

Summer Issue: Portfolio by Torkwase Dyson

These drawings are from a series of 210 on view at the Graham Foundation in Chicago as part of Torkwase Dyson and the Wynter-Wells School through July 28, 2018. 

Putting Interiors on Exteriors: Chip Thomas Interviewed by Amelia Rina
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Wheatpasting portraits on the Navajo Nation.

Alien and Sedition: Ryan Kuo Interviewed by Kent Szlauderbach
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Interrogating the whiteness of the user interface. 

Let People Be Who They Are: Sam Pink by Leah Schnelbach
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On writing without moral objectives, Florida’s thunderstorms, and jobs both terrible and sublime. 

Studio Visit: Adam Wiseman by Brian Harkin
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Photography at the intersection of the historical and the prosaic.

BOMB 141, Fall 2017

Featuring interviews with Amit Dutta, Lisa Sanditz, Nina Katchadourian, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne Bocanegra, Adrienne Truscott, Marcus Steinweg, Mike Wallace, and Lucy Ives. 

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BOMB 142, Winter 2018

Featuring interviews with Milford Graves, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Meredith Monk, Jim Hodges, Lucy Dodd, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jlin, Cate Giordano, Don Mee Choi, Christian Hawkey, and Friederike Mayröcker.

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BOMB 143, Spring 2018

Featuring interviews with LaToya Ruby Frazier and Fred Moten, Sergio De La Pava, Nina Hoss, Barbara Hammer, Joseph Keckler, Lydia Ourahmane, Kaneza Schaal, Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, and Summer Wheat.

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BOMB 144, Summer 2018

Featuring interviews with Chris Martin, Cy Gavin, Tauba Auerbach, Sam Hillmer, Amy Jenkins, Florian Meisenberg, John Akomfrah, Simone Forti, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Anna Moschovakis

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New Books

The publications and authors worth highlighting.

Nothing Is Ever Wrong: Chelsea Hodson by Alex Zafiris
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The writer on surrendering, working through her avoidance, and using her body as an anchor. 

We Are The Thoughts of Sorrows: On Lou Reed’s book of poems Do Angels Need Haircuts? by Alex Zafiris
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After The Velvet Underground, a poetic underworld.

A Bildungsroman Spy Novel: On Rosalie Knecht’s Who is Vera Kelly? by Kristen Martin
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The covert operative with a complex psyche.

Feeling Changed: Rita Bullwinkel Interviewed by Lincoln Michel
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“I love titles that sound good in the mouth.”