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BOMB #154 Preview: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore by Amy Gall
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In this excerpt from her interview in BOMB’s winter 2021 issue, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore discusses activism, gay bars, and her forthcoming book, The Freezer Door.

BOMB #154 Preview: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore by Amy Gall
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In this excerpt from her interview in BOMB’s winter 2021 issue, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore discusses activism, gay bars, and her forthcoming book, The Freezer Door.

Loneliness, Longing, and Inherited Grief: Jean Kyoung Frazier Interviewed by Kayla Maiuri
Pizza Girl

A slacker novel that fights against the philosophy of brokenness, one Hot Cheetos bag at a time.

Perfect Strangers: Simon Han Interviewed by Carissa Chesanek
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A novel that explores how a family can hide inside itself.

Love as a Redeeming Force: Ricardo Alberto Maldonado Interviewed by Sarah M. Sala
The Life Assignment by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

A poetry collection by a poet in constant transit between languages.

A Queer Origin Point: Roy Guzmán Interviewed by Aegor Ray
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A poetry collection about how to handle unfinished business.

Uniting Sounds: John Vanderslice Interviewed by Jordan Rothacker
Diamond Dogs by Glenn Handler

A musician’s take on Glenn Hendler’s Diamond Dogs, fascism, and how art can make us more empathetic.

Reaching Toward One Another: Bryan Washington Interviewed by Greg Mania
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On writing queer characters that identify themselves, and their relationships, on their own terms.

One Poem by Nicole Callihan
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If I were face-up in the MRI machine, I’d see the cherry blossoms affixed to the ceiling. / But I’m face-down. / My arms are extended above my head. / A crane, I read this morning, can stay aloft for up to ten hours. / It barely needs to flap its wings.

The Gentrification of Memory: Legacy Russell Interviewed by McKenzie Wark
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A feminist manifesto that centers artists as the engineers of a queer and Black imagined future.

Places of Dis-Ease: Chris Martin Interviewed by Hannah Emerson
Things To Do In Hell by Chris Martin

Two poets in conversation about the underworld, kissing life, and neurodivergence.

Power as a Verb: Karla Kelsey Interviewed by Kristina Marie Darling​​
Blood Feather by Karla Kelsey

The archival genesis of Blood Feather and its rich inquiry into poetry as a curatorial act.

Four Stories by Kevin Brockmeier
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The night it occurred to him he was living inside a corpse…

Some Thoughts on Diaspora and Hybridity: An Unpublished Slide Lecture (1994) by Lorraine O’Grady
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This lecture was given at Wellesley College during the premiere of Lorraine O’Grady’s Miscegenated Family Album at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center.

The Natural is Vexed: Sophia Dahlin Interviewed by Brandon Brown
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A poetry collection that is “allergically pastoral” and full of good fantasies (with a touch of pain).

To Decode Current Suffering: Claire Cronin Interviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Blue Light Of The Screen by Claire Cronin

An account of a life-long haunting that is part memoir, part ghost story, and part critical theory.

A Room with a View: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Jordy Rosenberg
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Join us as we celebrate the forthcoming release of Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book, The Freezer Door.

A Room with a View: Teresa Carmody & Sarah Gerard
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Celebrate the launch of Teresa Carmody’s new novel, The Reconception of Marie

Dreams Are Instruments of Liberation: José Eduardo Agualusa Interviewed by Bibi Deitz
Society Of Reluctant Dreamers by José Eduardo Agualusa

On interviewing revolutionaries, writing from photographs, and collaborating with translators.

Collective Experiences: A Conversation by David Adjmi & Alex Halberstadt
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Two memoirs about immigrant roots—from the Soviet Union to Syria—and growing up queer on the cultural margins of New York City.

Billy-Ray Belcourt by Layli Long Soldier
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As an Indigenous poet, Belcourt is creating space for himself and his community in “a world we did not want, a world that we did not build for ourselves.”

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