Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

Transformation as a Common Theme: Billie Zangewa Interviewed by Rebecca Rose Cuomo

Weaving the personal and political in silk.

May We Be Changed by Lale Westvind

To Decode Current Suffering: Claire Cronin Interviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner

An account of a life-long haunting that is part memoir, part ghost story, and part critical theory.

An Artist-Driven Video Channel: Passing-Time Reviewed by Addis Goldman
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Art online during COVID-19.

A Room with a View: In the Screen with Indira Allegra and Mariana Valencia
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Co-presented by Museum of Arts and Design and BOMB Magazine

At the World’s Edge: Alessandra Novaga Interviewed by Alan Licht
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An album inspired by filmmaker Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage.

A Room with a View: Teresa Carmody & Sarah Gerard
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Celebrate the launch of Teresa Carmody’s new novel, The Reconception of Marie

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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BOMB 152, Summer 2020

Our summer issue includes interviews with Amoako Boafo, Nicolas Party, Brenda Goodman, Odili Donald Odita, Jenny Offill, Craig Taborn, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Jibz Cameron; poetry by Safia Elhillo and Nathaniel Mackey; prose by Lydia Davis, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Saidiya Hartman; and more.

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BOMB 153, Fall 2020

Featuring interviews with Martine Syms, Erica Baum, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Carolyn Lazard, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Nathalie Léger, and Rufus Wainwright.

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Nightshift by Allen Frame Oscar Murillo by Legacy Russell Invent New Rules: Lara Vapnyar Interviewed by Rebecca Schiff Shane Jones by Adam Robinson Maurizio Cattelan by Michèle Gerber Klein Michele Oka Doner by Bruce Weber Laura van den Berg by Amanda Faraone Art As Negotiation: Jason Hirata Interviewed by Joseph Lubitz Javier Marías by Paul Ingendaay Oral History Project: Stanley Whitney by Alteronce Gumby Where You Surprise Yourself: Peter Rock Interviewed by Leni Zumas Samantha Sweeting by Jareh Das David Deutsch by Georgia Marsh Patricia Clarkson by Howard Altmann Victoria Williams by Lynn Geller Marisa Monte by Arto Lindsay Ed Lachman by Lynn Geller Peter Eisenman by Carlos Brillembourg Smiljan Radic (en español) by Jose Castillo Below the Brain by Alec Meacham

Unlocked From Issue #153

Artist interviews, essays, and reviews newly released from the fall issue...

Soliloquy by Vijay Seshadri
That was Now, This is Then

All the experts say I’m sane.
Some even say I might acquire insight someday.

Rufus Wainwright by Rakesh Satyal
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Wainwright talks about his tenth studio album, the “anemic” state of pop lyrics, and why Leonard Cohen—not Bob Dylan—should have won the Nobel Prize.

Little Beast by C Pam Zhang
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At thirteen, I felt my body slopping. Though I sat in the middle of the nurse’s height-weight chart, though I’d memorized the textbook diagram with its cake-like cross-section of flesh (epidermis, dermis, hypodermis stippled yellow with fat), my problem went deeper than biology.

Erica Baum by Rajesh Parameswaran
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Baum’s work unearths and explores the incidental poetry of UFO sightings, dog-eared paperbacks, and obsolete artifacts like card catalogs.