Rabih Alameddine by Kara Walker

In order to write about his existential experiences among Syrian refugees (“The refugees were my people. The volunteers were my people.”), Alameddine created a boundary-crossing narrator for his new novel, The Wrong End of the Telescope.


This is an excerpt from BOMB’s Fall 2021 issue.

Two Poems by Andrea Abi-Karam

Excerpts from the collection.

Sacrilege by Edward Salem

Winner of BOMB’s 2021 Fiction Contest, judged by Ottessa Moshfegh

We Should be Contrarians: Alice McDermott Interviewed by Kristopher Jansma
What About The Baby 3

A collection of thoughts on the art of fiction.

Black Phenomena: On Afropessimism & Camp by Hafizah Geter
A Black man’s mouth with a trim goatee and a set of gold and diamond encrusted grills on his lower teeth.
Valuing the Discarded: Michael Mahalchick Interviewed by Elisabeth Kley
a collection of comical and grotesque masks affixed to the wall titled, Masks, by ​Michael Mahalchicki

Sculptures made with latex and found objects.

Fellowships and Residencies Fall 2021
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Our quarterly roundup of fellowships, residencies, and prizes accepting applications.

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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The cover of BOMB 157, Summer 2021 features a photograph of a woman screaming against a hot pink background.
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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.