Forms That Don’t Yet Exist: Kiyan Williams Interviewed by Louis Bury

Sculpture and performance that work with soil.

Always Already Existing: Arthur Jafa’s Aghdra Reviewed by Simon Wu

A new film that feels both primordial and futuristic.

Message and Method: Hannah Chalew Interviewed by Louis Bury

Organic installations that envision current and future worlds.

A Note from Betsy Sussler and Odili Donald Odita
A quote graphic with white text on a red background that reads: "We are both garden and gardeners. We are tended to as we tend to others. —Ajay Kurian / From Ajay Kurian by Shiv Kotecha BOMB / Spring 2021"

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Use What’s Available: Nate Lippens Interviewed by Kate Zambreno
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On the AIDS crisis, the Midwest, and writing from a radiant zero.

Between a Body, a City, a Mountain: Sara Jimenez Interviewed by Re’al Christian
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Installations that investigate colonialist control.

From the Archive: Nam Le by Charles D'Ambrosio
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Nam Le revisits his 2009 interview by Charles D’Ambrosio.

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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BOMB 157, Fall 2021

Our Fall 2021 issue features interviews with Rabih Alameddine, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Suzanne Jackson, Candice Lin, Kevin Morby, Naudline Pierre, and Diane Williams; an essay from Hafizah Geter; short stories from Akil Kumarasamy, Harris Lahti, Holly Melgard, Edward Salem (winner of BOMB’s 2021 Fiction Contest), Adrian Van Young, and Diane Williams; a comic from Ricardo Cavolo; nonfiction from Hugh Ryan; poetry from John Keene and Marcus Wicker; a portfolio by Manthia Diawara; and Nam Le’s newly hand-annotated interview from 2009.

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Theater as Convergence: Lucas Baisch Interviewed by Vanessa Thill BOMB Global: Toronto by Rebecca Melnyk Frank Stella by Saul Ostrow Terry Kinney by Craig Gholson Michael Robbins by Elsbeth Pancrazi BOMB on the Inside: Hand on the Pulse by David Goodman Paul Beatty by Rone Shavers Sarah Oppenheimer by Alexander Galloway Cole Rise by Alyssa Lindley Kilzer Jane Sprague by Zack Friedman Holding Serve Andy Fitch by Amaranth Borsuk Nick Cave by Lindzee Smith Michael Counts by John Zorn Mathieu Amalric by Liza Béar Brave New World: Micki Pellerano at Envoy by Legacy Russell Philippe Demontaut’s Jean Maurice Isn’t Home Yet by Marie-Guy Baron Sebastiaan Bremer by Shoshana Dentz Vanessa Veselka by Kate Bernheimer Duane Michals by Sabine Mirlesse

BOMB Retrospective

Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

BOMB Retrospective: Pedro Reyes Revisits the Classics by Mónica de la Torre​
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

BOMB Retrospective: Pauline Oliveros by IONE​
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IONE is Pauline Oliveros’s partner and collaborator of thirty-two years. Oliveros passed away in November 2016, but her powerful presence has left a lasting mark on experimental and electronic music globally. The following is IONE’s intuited conversation with the late Oliveros and a curated playlist expressive of her legacy.

BOMB Retrospective: On “Gran Fury by Robert Gober” by Avram Finkelstein
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

BOMB Retrospective: Steve Reich’s Playlist
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.