Violence is the Texture of Experience: Benjamin Krusling Interviewed by Vijay Masharani

The poet on his new collection, institutions of power, purity, and the possibility of total obliteration.

Open to Possibility: Jesse Wine Interviewed by Cassie Packard

The process of making, breaking, and remaking ceramic sculptures.

Four Poems by Imani Elizabeth Jackson

Contextualizing the Repertoire: Julia Bullock Interviewed by Arya Roshanian
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On addressing systemic issues and creating access in the classical music industry.

Dindga McCannon’s Mixed Media Adventures: Upcycling Plastic Bags
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In this two-part workshop, McCannon will lead participants through her collage process.

A Charged Stillness: Tema Stauffer Interviewed by Kathryn Savage
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Photographs that capture the restlessness of place.

A Life Intrinsic to the Work: RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ Reviewed by Jacob Korczynski
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An overdue publication dedicated to the practice of the interdisciplinary artist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio.

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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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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Perry Chen by Gideon Jacobs Terms of Exchange: Caroline Bergvall Interviewed by Greg Nissan Ammiel Alcalay: Part II by Risa Kahn Cuba, El Salvador: Gianfranco Gorgoni by Betsy Sussler Strangeness and Beauty: Dear Climate (Una Chaudhuri, Oliver Kellhammer, and Marina Zurkow) Interviewed by Louis Bury New Bodies: Pieter Schoolwerth by Andrew Cappetta Honor Moore & Victoria Redel Tethered Together: Liz Collins Interviewed by Svetlana Kitto Neal Jimenez by Eric Stoltz Martha Rosler by James Eischen James White a.k.a. James Chance by Tod Wizon Judith Bernstein by Sofia Leiby Mitch Epstein by Richard B. Woodward Paul Beatty by Rone Shavers Rehearsing Violence: Nomi Stone Interviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner Celebration and Critique: Diamond Stingily Interviewed by Lori DeGolyer Martha Wilson by Britta Wheeler Foreign Objects in Your Mouth: Johannes Göransson Interviewed by Katrine Øgaard Jensen The Art of Travel: Alexis Rockman Interviewed by Dorothy Spears Let’s Keep It Real: Samantha Irby Interviewed by Greg Mania

From the BOMB Archives

A selection of some of our favorites from the archives.

Sharon Olds by Amy Hempel
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This interview is featured, along with thirty-four others, in our anthology BOMB: The Author Interviews.

Titus Kaphar by Jason Stanley
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The artist’s works amend the white supremacist mythology contained in American monuments and historical paintings: “Democracy requires a clear understanding of the past, including its mistakes.”

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Four Poems by Maggie Nelson
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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.