BOMB 120 Summer 2012

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Danny Lyon by Susan Meiselas

Meiselas speaks with fellow photographer Lyon on the occasion of his recent survey exhibition at the Menil Collection in Houston.

Tom Murphy by Colm Tóibín
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“All art aspires toward music, so I try, as far as I can, to make a symphony out of the language.”

Cass McCombs and Ariel Pink by Mónica de la Torre​
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“When we walk around with all this weight on our shoulders, we justify our boots.”

Brian Evenson by Blake Butler
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“I think that ‘consciousness’ is thinner than we like to believe.”

Wayne Koestenbaum by Kenneth Goldsmith
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“I couldn’t have gone to Woodstock because I’m not fit to be a nudist.”

John Newman and B. Wurtz
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Ralph Lemon by James Hannaham
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“The reason I am writing fiction is so that I can tell the truth from a vantage point that allows me some space.”

Eija-Liisa Ahtila by Cary Wolfe
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“Breaking up perspective has long been one of the central themes in my works.”

First Proof

Late and Soon, Getting and Spending: Prose Sonnets on Dailiness by Jessica Baran

1. I’m not interested in propaganda.

Seven Scenes from the Wreckage by Lynn Melnick

In a sallow square, five by five faces project a mood
   toward a sharp-nosed dog with felt ears.

Four Poems by Daniel Shapiro

La escuelita

Dollar bills hang, tongues

Excerpt from Sent by Joshua Cohen

Hello my name is Moc and today I have make my first sex on camera. Just for you @

Don Ilario by Gabriella De Ferrari

When I was a young girl I passed by his house several times a day. 

The Girl with the Matted Hair: Eight Scenes from Childhood by Carole Maso

When the children were small, they would often play their grave resurrection games back behind the prickle bushes at the Winterbear Montessori School.

On the Water by Victoria Moon

Anne called before Independence Day with an invitation to stay for the week.

Tom Fairs by Bobbie Oliver
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Tom Fairs (1925–2007), a lifelong resident of London, left school at age 15 to become a messenger boy.

Portfolio by Margaret Lee
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Justin Lieberman by Nic Guagnini

This is a two-part Artists on Artists. Lieberman responds to Nic Guagnini in the second half of this article.

Lucy Winton by April Gornik
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Looking at a painting that Lucy Winton had made a few years ago—a strange and colorful assemblage of floating animals that jut, as bas-reliefs, from the board on which they are painted—I asked her about the odd drip coming from the head of a cow floating in the left-hand quadrant.

Luther Price by Andrew Lampert
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Boston-based filmmaker Luther Price makes consciousness-puncturing works that, viewed once, may never be seen again.

Theo Rosenblum and Chelsea Seltzer
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