New Readings, New Meanings: Frida Orupabo Interviewed by Jareh Das

Working with collage to undo the gendered and racist gaze.

Gradations of Anxiety and Precarity: Lynn Steger Strong Interviewed by Zan Romanoff

The writer on her new novel, looking at the spectrum of privilege, and subverting female friendship tropes.

To Create Ourselves Between the Day: Mark Nowak Interviewed by Voices: Poetry for the People

On the relationship between poetry and social struggle.

Archetypal Portraits: Will Cotton Interviewed by William J. Simmons
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Painting the fantasy of real life.

Subscriber Exclusive: Lydia Davis Broadsheet
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Two new Lydia Davis stories on a collectible broadsheet.

Work That Sustains: The Wattis Library by Amber Power
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Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.

Laura van den Berg & Karolina Waclawiak: Hosted by R.O. Kwon
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Join us as we celebrate the launch of two summer books!

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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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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Phoned-In #19: Feng Sun Chen by Luke Degnan & Jeff Nagy Carlos Reygadas by Jose Castillo Ira Silverberg and Amy Scholder by Eric Latzky Jeanne Silverthorne by Saul Ostrow Early, Rising: Jonathan Lasker by Amanda Valdez Rodney Graham by Kim Gordon Matthew Buckingham by Josiah McElheny David Baerwald by Lynn Geller Mixtape: Black Bananas by Spencer Sweeney Shara Hughes by Rachel Reese Transforming the View: Derrick Adams Interviewed by Monica Uszerowicz Alina Gregorian by Sarah Gerard The Trail of Connections: Rick Barot Interviewed by Jane Wong Wu Tsang & boychild by Tess Altman Janaina Tschäpe by Francesco Clemente Power, Desire, and Belief: Emily Temple Interviewed by Julie Buntin Javier Marías by Paul Ingendaay Duane Michals by David Seidner Adam Pendleton by Thom Donovan Poetry Play by Susie DeFord

Unlocked From Issue #152

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

Issue #152: Jibz Cameron by Svetlana Kitto
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The performance artist aka Dynasty Handbag recounts her journey from the San Francisco DIY scene to New York’s avant-garde theater world and ultimately to Hollywood.

The End of White Supremacy, An American Romance by Saidiya Hartman
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One hundred years later, Hartman revisits W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 short story, “The Comet”—”a speculative fiction about the end of the world written after the pandemic of 1918, after the Red Summer of 1919, and in the context of colonial expansion and atrocity.”

Issue #152: Nicolas Party by Jonathan Lee
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Party creates vivid pastels and transformational installations that lure viewers deep into the backstories of his subjects.

Wayne Koestenbaum’s Figure It Out by Tracy O’Neill
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In a career spanning over two decades, Wayne Koestenbaum has copped to a lot.