Oral History Project: Dindga McCannon by Philip Glahn

Most artists will tell you, the pieces create themselves. You’re just the vehicle or the vessel that this creativity is going through.

The Space of Music: Carl Craig Interviewed by Joe Bucciero

Bringing techno into the museum.

We Believe It Won’t Happen to Us: Elisa Gabbert Interviewed by Lincoln Michel

On disasters, the “perverse incentives” of social media, and writing in catastrophic times.

Refusing Erasure: Raven Leilani Interviewed by Sarah Etter
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On candidly depicting a black woman’s consciousness, the contradictions of intimacy, and the joys of other art forms.

The Poem is an Exploration: Ellen Bass Interviewed by Wallace Ludel
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On the life experiences that smooth our edges, writing into the unknown, and the brutality of love.

A Room with a View: Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times Moderated by Anthony Hawley
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Join us as we celebrate Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe’s inaugural museum collaboration.

Rules are for Breaking: Corinne Manning Interviewed by Cara Hoffman
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On pageantry, the contradictions of family, and writing about queer femmes.

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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Trompe l’oeil: Sam Gordon by Eve Fowler Yorgos Lanthimos by Peter Strickland Gregory Crane by Simon Lane Geoff Dyer by Ryan Chapman Breanne Fahs by Liz Kinnamon Joshua Oppenheimer by Pamela Cohn Edward Clug on Radio and Juliet by Philip Szporer Multiply the Gaze: Karthika Naïr Interviewed by Bibi Deitz Diamela Eltit by Julio Ortega Michael Robbins by Elsbeth Pancrazi Phillip Lopate by Shifra Sharlin Gregory Crewdson by Bradford Morrow Lydia Davis by Francine Prose Alain Guiraudie by Nicholas Elliott Rubén Ortiz-Torres by David Pagel Beatriz Bracher Interviewed by Nuno Ramos Shana Moulton by Bean Gilsdorf Eli Keszler by Michael Barron Anish Kapoor by Ameena Meer Philip Kan Gotanda by David Henry Hwang

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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.

Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft. by Esmé Hogeveen
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“You look really different than your picture.” This skewering statement is delivered at the outset of a doomed Tinder date by Anne, the impish protagonist of Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft.