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From the Illustrated Novel by Forsyth Harmon
Justine by Forsyth Harmon

A coming-of-age story about girlhood in the suburbs during the 1990s.

From the Illustrated Novel by Forsyth Harmon
Justine by Forsyth Harmon

A coming-of-age story about girlhood in the suburbs during the 1990s.

The Heartland Flatline: Jakob Guanzon interviewed by Mina Hamedi
Abundance2

On writing a novel about work, debt, health care, and incarceration that resists American lore.

Paranoid Ears: Keston Sutherland Interviewed by Robert Crawford
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A poetry of disfigured visions and avatars.

A Prayer for Another World by Hari Ziyad
Black Boy Out Of Time

An excerpt from their memoir about being one of nineteen children, raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and Muslim father, growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio.

Collaborative Creativity: Matthew Salesses Interviewed by Keri Bertino
Craft In The Real World5

On challenging the accepted models of the writing workshop to make room for marginalized experiences.

From Muscle, beefsteak…beefsteak run amok by Mariken Kramer & Kyra Simone
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Experimental fiction responding to photographs that reinterpret representations of form in conversation with classical sculpture.

Language as Pure Magic: Karin Tidbeck Interviewed by Lincoln Michel
Memory Theater7

The Swedish writer on their bloody, darkly comedic speculative fiction.

Two Poems by Rae Armantrout
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One Poem by Alice Sant'Anna
Speak Low by Alice Sant'Anna

Translated by Eric M. B. Becker

Four Decades with BOMB Magazine at Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair
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Join BOMB’s founder and editor-in-chief, Betsy Sussler, at Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair!

I Fall Asleep Watching Home Videos and Dream by Langston Cotman
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Writing to Delight: Lauren Oyler Interviewed by Mary South
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On vulnerability, ephemerality, and how the novel’s artifice is the best thing about it.

Complicated Love: Dantiel Moniz Interviewed by Rachel Heng
Milk Blood Heat2

A powerfully intimate story collection that embraces darkness and light in equal measure.

Nothing Beautiful Was as it Seemed: Te-Ping Chen Interviewed by Yangyang Cheng
Land Of Big Numbers1

A short story collection that weaves together the complex reality of life in China.

Addicted to Limerence: Melissa Broder Interviewed by Sarah Rose Etter
Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

A novel that takes us back to the sensual, food and sex galore.

Three Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell
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A preview of Brontez Purnell’s upcoming collection, 100 Boyfriends.

Honoring the Body: R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell Interviewed by Greg Mania
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Danielle Evans by Jamel Brinkley
De Duotone

In Evans’s first interview before the release of her new and unintentionally prescient collection, The Office of Historical Corrections, she discusses humor, power, and replicas of the Titanic.


This excerpt is from BOMB’s winter 2021 issue.

A Mad Scientist: Mark Leyner Interviewed by Porochista Khakpour
Last Orgy Of The Divine Hermit3

If this novel was a mood board, it would include Virginia Woolf, karaoke bars, Filipino knife fighting, Amelia Bedelia, and more.

Cracking the Codes: Jenn Shapland by Jeannie Vanasco
My Autobiography5

Part memoir, part biography, a book that plays with genre to cast new light on a revered American writer.

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