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An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Wild Lettuce by Harmony Holiday
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On the cannibalization of black pain and how we free ourselves from it.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Wild Lettuce by Harmony Holiday
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On the cannibalization of black pain and how we free ourselves from it.

Issue #152: Michael in Light Colors by Marie-Helene Bertino
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Pessimism is More Inclusive: Porochista Khakpour Interviewed by Myriam Gurba
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The writer on her new book Brown Album, personal essays, camp as armor, the hyperreal, and designing her own Barbie.

Women Have Their Own Legends: Amy Jo Burns Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
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On writing female friendship, learning about moonshine, and composing a novel one image at a time.

Textes by Shuzo Takiguchi

A snow lark hovers over the isolated Isle of the Dead A shadow on the beach is an echo of Venus who bestows upon me some ripened red fruit In this isolated moment waves produce a dream that seduces me

Pierre by Lee Relvas
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First I was Ren’s guest, a role that indicated only the short length of our acquaintance, rather than what it would become later: the strategic adherence to a balance of formality and intimacy designed to showcase only my most appealing qualities.

Telegram by Verónica Gerber Bicecci

Alphabets are limited; it’s the arrangement of letters that produces meaning.

Abridged Abyss by Justin Taylor

David Berman committed suicide, and I’m like a blackbird that has flown into a bay window and awoken in a flower box, dizzy in gardenia shade, trying to get un-stunned and back on the wing before the neighborhood cats come round.

Your Belief Gives It Power: Genevieve Hudson Interviewed by Leah Dieterich
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On growing up in Alabama, boys as muses, finding queer community, snake handling, and more.

The Ever-Present Feeling of Being Watched: Tracy O’Neill Interviewed by Nicole Treska
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On writing a systems novel that accommodates a diverse cast of characters and the concerns of our hyper-digital times.

Exploration and Excavation: An Interview with Vivek Shraya by Sarah Neilson
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On navigating the success and failure dichotomy, the tropes of women friendship narratives, and working across mediums.

Fuzzy, Friendly, Invasive: On Samanta Schweblin’s Little Eyes by Niko Maragos
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A novel that avoids being a ripped-from-the-headlines sellout and offers an intelligent tale about the lives that new technologies mediate.

Mysterious Unfixable Elements: Olivia Laing Interviewed by Alex Zafiris
Apostasy

On writing to include others, artists who generate hope, and how constriction can be inventive.

Get Out of That Pain: Tori Amos Interviewed by Joe Vallese
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The musician on her new memoir, how the muses showed up to help her write about grief, and the power of creativity during pandemic times.

Room with a View: Lydia Millet & Darcey Steinke
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A Room with a View features BOMB contributors past and present.

Two Poems by Jenny Zhang
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it’s just writing on instagram: “best decision I ever made / marrying this one” / now no one is afraid to get drinks with “this one” / he’s “safe” because he married a nerd who thinks / she’s a 19th century aristocrat

Constellate and Create: A Conversation by Peter Kispert, Nicolette Polek & Mary South
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The writers on their debut short story collections, artifice as truth, and how music can teach you to write a sentence.

Two Poems by Emily Brandt
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I like when words fail. It shows we don’t believe / we totally know. Name a plant in a forest // and you think you know it. That name / to a bird or a dog, that sound is a squawk.

A Room with a View: Kate Zambreno & Amina Cain
A Room with a View featuring Kate Zambreno & Amina Cain

BOMB is pleased to host A Room with a View, live conversations with artists and writers.

Telling the Both/And Story: Emma Copley Eisenberg Interviewed by Sarah Gerard
The Third Rainbow Girl

On writing into the other meanings of a hometown murder mystery.

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