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Gradations of Anxiety and Precarity: Lynn Steger Strong Interviewed by Zan Romanoff
Bomb Want Blue

The writer on her new novel, looking at the spectrum of privilege, and subverting female friendship tropes.

Gradations of Anxiety and Precarity: Lynn Steger Strong Interviewed by Zan Romanoff
Bomb Want Blue

The writer on her new novel, looking at the spectrum of privilege, and subverting female friendship tropes.

Subscriber Exclusive: Lydia Davis Broadsheet
Lydia Davis Broadsheet Close-Up

Two new Lydia Davis stories on a collectible broadsheet.

Projecting Desires: Sarah Gerard Interviewed by Elle Nash
Bomb True Love Purple

The writer on her new novel, creative partnerships, sex as communication, and tending to old drafts.

From Invisibility to Visibility: Sanaë Lemoine Interviewed by Lynn Steger Strong
Bomb The Margot Affair

The writer on writing about secrets, food as love language, and releasing a debut novel during a pandemic.

Collision of Histories: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Interviewed by Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Starling Days Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

On writing mentally ill characters with nuance and how our identities shape the power relationships of our most intimate interactions.

The Best and the Worst: Dennis E. Staples Interviewed by Elizabeth Hoover
This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples

The writer on writing about urban legends, gay life on the reservation, and why he created a happy ghost.

Power, Desire, and Belief: Emily Temple Interviewed by Julie Buntin
Bomb The Lightness Gray

The debut novelist on the mercurial desires of teenage girls, the musicality of language, and embracing the digressive quality of the human mind.

The Trail of Connections: Rick Barot Interviewed by Jane Wong
The Galleons

The poet on his new collection, language as resistance, research as a starting point, and how the intimate suggests the epic.

We’re Not Going Back to Normal: Michael Arceneaux Interviewed by Greg Mania
I Don't Want To Die Poor

The writer on his new book about the toll debt took on his life and the universal reality of his experience.

Song of the Andoumboulou: 255 by Nathaniel Mackey
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Lake Pred was no lake but a precondition, / predecessor assault that kept coming, / preterite arrest we couldn’t quit.

Desiring the Unattainable: Zaina Arafat Interviewed by Ilana Masad
Bomb You Exist Too Much Green

On writing secondhand trauma, cycles of behavior, and the loneliness of internalized homophobia.

Turning Toward the Thrashing: Lara Mimosa Montes Interviewed by Lucy Ives
Bomb Thresh Holes

The writer on her new poetry collection, rearranging the nervous system, and a fact’s capacity to contain its own strangeness.

Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher’s The Conservation Revolution by Amelia Rina
The Conservation Revolution Bram Buscher

Capitalism is fundamentally unsustainable. In the spring of 2020, the world began experiencing this fact more acutely than ever, as humankind struggled to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wayne Koestenbaum’s Figure It Out by Tracy O’Neill
Figure It Out By Wayne Koestenbaum

In a career spanning over two decades, Wayne Koestenbaum has copped to a lot.

Bernadette Mayer’s Memory by Diana Hamilton
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Bernadette Mayer’s Memory was never meant to be a book.

Jenny Offill by Claire Vaye Watkins
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After researching climate change and survival psychology for her novel Weather, Offill asks if we might imagine a different way to live.

Issue #152: Forgetting Caen by Lydia Davis
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I have just read a diary entry from fifteen years ago, in which I wrote that I had just read some diary entries from many more years before that, written at a time when I was staying by myself in a small town near Caen, in Normandy.

None of Us Are Simple: Ilana Masad Interviewed by Sarah Neilson
All My Mothers Lovers Violet

The debut writer on complex characters, love stories, and how we code each other.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips by Gregory Pardlo
Rowan Ricardo Phillips spread from BOMB Magazine 152

From epics to lyrics, Rowan Ricardo Phillips considers poetry’s reckoning with history and how writing will reflect our current crisis for future generations.

A Room with A View: Tracy O’Neill and Charles Yu
RWAV Tracy O’Neill and Charles Yu
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