Exploration and Excavation: An Interview with Vivek Shraya by Sarah Neilson

On navigating the success and failure dichotomy, the tropes of women friendship narratives, and working across mediums.

Contradictions and Tensions: Shiva Ahmadi Interviewed by Naomi Falk

An artist working to unveil ugly truths.

Symptom of Society: Luba Drozd’s PPE Fabrication Initiative by Jasmine Dreame Wagner

3D-printing face shields to combat the shortage of PPE for hospital workers.

Issue #152: Note From the Editor
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Bitter Is the Truth: Tarek Lakhrissi Interviewed by Laura Brown
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Film, performance, and sculpture that imagine exorcism as liberation.

Issue #151: Chitra Ganesh by Tausif Noor
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In her paintings, videos, and installations, Ganesh plays with the distinction between art object and artifact, myth and history, to posit alternative, emancipatory futures.

Women Have Their Own Legends: Amy Jo Burns Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
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On writing female friendship, learning about moonshine, and composing a novel one image at a time.

BOMB 148, Summer 2019

Featuring interviews with Mary Weatherford, Nanfu Wang, Lee Quiñones, Venkatachalam Saravanan, Tyshawn Sorey, Ben Whishaw, Édouard Louis, Geovani Martins, Prageeta Sharma, and James Thomas Stevens.

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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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Ariel Pink by Gary Canino Deana Lawson & Henry Taylor Jessica Jackson Hutchins by Stuart Horodner Colson Whitehead by Suzan Sheman Claribel Alegría by Daniel Flores y Ascencio Björn Larsson by Rachel Reese Inhabiting Realities: An Interview with Novelist Akwaeke Emezi by Sasha Bonét Joel Potrykus by Nicholas Elliott John Giorno by Verne Dawson Lorenzo Pace by Patricia Spears Jones Residing In The Present by Jeremy Sigler Ryan Foerster by Ashley McNelis Evocation of a Common Language: Alice Rohrwacher Interviewed by Daniella Shreir After Color: New Look for Black and White by Matthew Gamber & Michael Bühler-Rose Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto by Andrew Benjamin César Aira (en español) by María Moreno Tom Hagerman Rocks by Ryan Spencer The Body That Doesn’t Belong To You Anymore by Bhanu Kapil Olivia Wyatt by Will Oldham Death Is What’s Happening by Jonathan Aprea

In Celebration of Short Story Month

A selection of BOMB interviews and reviews featuring short story writers.

Lydia Davis by Francine Prose
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The title of Lydia Davis’ story collection, Almost No Memory, belies the author’s capacity for nuance and detail. Fellow writer Francine Prose discusses the sensuality of structure and the perfection of shape.

Unsettling Objects: On Samanta Schweblin’s Mouthful of Birds by Lincoln Michel
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Stories full of weird.

The Horror Is What We Don’t Yet Know (and Maybe Never Will): Brian Evenson Interviewed by Rob Goyanes
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The writer on his new short story collection, creating realistic characters that don’t always change, and how fatherhood has impacted his relationship to language.

It Starts With Listening: Amy Hempel Interviewed by Julia Slavin​
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The writer on her new collection of stories about encroaching landscapes, disenfranchised characters, and the fleeting certainty of home.