Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing
The poet on writing about the prostrate subject, friendship IRL, and life wishes.
The poet on responding to atrocity through formalism and sneaking an epic into his upcoming collection.
The writer on her new collection of seventy-eight stories, lyrical compression, and protecting artistic inner silence.
The writer on her new story collection, working sentence by sentence, and giving in to her influences.
The house was quiet and the world / Greased my palm / The air outside a weighted blanket / Scarab shells rising with the pitch of their hiss / In the shadow of a bodacious oak / I thought of a famous actor
A novel about childhood memories of a radical milieu and what it tells us about our times.
We are thrilled to announce BOMB’s 2019 Fiction Contest winner, Alexandra Gauss, whose work was selected by the writer and artist Renee Gladman.
On traveling to Kamchatka as an American and how domestic violence advocacy inspired a novel about community and complicity.
In her first novel, Quin eschews redemption or resolution, suggesting that the Oedipal drama will go on endlessly in new configurations.
Grounded in the rhythms and vernacular of Brazil’s periferias, the writer’s debut story collection, The Sun on My Head, centers on the lives of young men growing up in Rio’s favela communities.
The novelist on writing a hustler par excellence and showcasing the deprivations of the American prison system.
On resisting parasitic invasions—from the poisons in our soil, to toxic masculinity in the psyche.
The author on writing about the swell before a war, factual inaccuracy as surrealism, and taking a jab at our own heedlessness.
The novelist on studying cinema in Singapore and how she came to imagine the queer love lives of Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl.
Chavisa Woods tells a linear but fragmented personal story of growing up and coming of age in a misogynist culture
Long neglected poet Stephen Jonas created a complex web of self-mythologized identities to escape any form of categorization …
In a 1988 interview for the LA Times, self-taught artist Reverend Howard Finster explained his creative predicament …
The debut novelist on her literary influences, informal storytelling, and the imaginative possibilities of walking.