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Refusing Erasure: Raven Leilani Interviewed by Sarah Etter
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On candidly depicting a black woman’s consciousness, the contradictions of intimacy, and the joys of other art forms.

Refusing Erasure: Raven Leilani Interviewed by Sarah Etter
Luster5 1

On candidly depicting a black woman’s consciousness, the contradictions of intimacy, and the joys of other art forms.

Algorithms, Antibodies, and Automatons: Lynn Hershman Leeson Interviewed by G. Roger Denson
Lynn Hershman Leeson Electronic Diaries1

Working on the cutting-edge of science and technology.

The Poem is an Exploration: Ellen Bass Interviewed by Wallace Ludel
Indigo by Ellen Bass

On the life experiences that smooth our edges, writing into the unknown, and the brutality of love.

Oral History Project: Dindga McCannon by Philip Glahn
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Most artists will tell you, the pieces create themselves. You’re just the vehicle or the vessel that this creativity is going through.

Issue #152: Craig Taborn by Camille Norment
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Two sound artists on noise, fractals, Bach, Cecil Taylor, the new 7 PM ritual, and whether we still have use for the word improvisation.

Cultural Hierarchies: Kate Milliken Interviewed by Lydia Kiesling
Kept Animals by Kate Milliken

On writing about California in the 1990s, embodying our experiences, and launching a novel during a pandemic.

Inherently Interdisciplinary: Jasmine Dreame Wagner Interviewed by Robert Rubsam
Jasmine Dreame Wagner Portrait

The artist on how her practices influence one another, who gets to be a “Renaissance man,” and the significance of DIY ethics.

Structure Without a Center: Jennie C. Jones Interviewed by Jared Quinton
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Minimalist painting with a maximalist impulse.

Searching for Origin Stories: Karolina Waclawiak Interviewed by Diane Cook
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On trying to pre-grieve, the expansiveness of the desert, and writing the book she wanted to write.

Real People: Ari Braverman Interviewed by Liza St. James
The Ballad of Big Feeling by Ari Braverman

The debut writer on how vignettes became a novel, bodies as objects, and why discomfort is comfortable to read.

Slowing Images Down: Andrew Sendor Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker
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Making drawings of Instagram posts during COVID-19.

Beyond Form: Reynols Interviewed by Jack Callahan
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Trying to make the freest music possible.

Odili Donald Odita by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
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For BOMB’s Oral History Project, Odita, known for his geometric paintings, recalls growing up as a refugee from the Nigerian Civil War and the influence of his father, a historian of African art.

Metaphors of Malleability: Shawanda Corbett Interviewed by Jareh Das
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The recent Turner bursary recipient discusses her interdisciplinary practice.

Fun Stuff: Adam Wilson Interviewed by Kimberly King Parsons
Sensation Machines

On writing a polyphonic novel, the female perspective, parenthood, and the near future.

It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think: Emerson Whitney Interviewed by Greg Mania
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On writing felt-sense memories, attending philosophy camp, and the ever-changing nature of language.

To Create Ourselves Between the Day: Mark Nowak Interviewed by Voices: Poetry for the People
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On the relationship between poetry and social struggle.

Gradations of Anxiety and Precarity: Lynn Steger Strong Interviewed by Zan Romanoff
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The writer on her new novel, looking at the spectrum of privilege, and subverting female friendship tropes.

Archetypal Portraits: Will Cotton Interviewed by William J. Simmons
The Taming Of The Cowboy Will Cotton Templor

Painting the fantasy of real life.

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.

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