Nosotros Necesitamos Zapatos Para Zapatistas by Federico Perez

BOMB 59 Spring 1997
Issue 59 059  Spring 1997

They walk to the square on brown and green feet
to find honest men among the criminals (masquerading politicians)
with abuelas raped by the system (savaging
the soil that holds the old souls of warriors)
who still would die to kill conquistadores.

A Vindication of Hypnosis by Sergio Pitol
Emily Gordon, Fiori rosa, fiori di pesco
Carmen Giménez Smith and Douglas Kearney

Giménez Smith’s latest collection of poems, Be Recorder, engages the lyric tradition as well as spoken word to reveal the complexity of citizenship.

The Self Is a Fiction: Jenny Xie Interviewed by Mariam Rahmani
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The poet on the politics of the gaze, the migratory act of reading, the anxiety of bilingualism, and the universality of shame.

Don Mee Choi and Christian Hawkey

Two poets reflect on colonialism, iconoclastic writers, and the political dimensions of translating literature under authoritarianism.

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BOMB 59, Spring 1997

Featuring interviews with Tim Roth, Amy Hempel, Emmylou Harris, Matthew Ritchie, Wallace Shawn, Christian Wolff, Gilles Peress, Kendall Thomas, and George Walker.

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Issue 59 059  Spring 1997