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BOMB 20 Summer 1987

020 Summer 1987
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Interviews
Duane Michals by David Seidner
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Duane Michals moves beyond representation and reproduction in his photography, and instead “writes” with his art. He explains the importance of constantly redefining the medium to fellow photographer David Seidner.

Mona Simpson by Ameena Meer
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Mona Simpson’s first novel, Anywhere But Here, explores the complicated relationship of a mother and daughter as they go in search of their own strangely American dreams.

Steve Erickson by James Mx Lane
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Though he is anxious to shirk the labels bestowed upon him by critics and fans alike, Steve Erickson’s surreal prose has been compared to the work of Pynchon and Márquez. He talks to James Mx Lane after the publication of his novel Rubicon Beach.

Christopher Durang  by Craig Gholson
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A Christopher Durang survival kit to the pitfalls of modern life would be easy to carry: a laugh and a sense of irony.

First Proof
Seven Poems by Anne Carson
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Seven “Short Talks” on topics such as Chromo-luminarism, Major and Minor, Geisha, Vicuñas, Trout, The Rules of Perspective, and Homo Sapiens by Anne Carson.

Four Poems by Daisy Friedman
Jimmy Desana

Private Routines

What do you do with your private routines?

You Tell Me and We’ll Both Know by Gary Indiana

Crowded blocks of retail markets and one-room shops, then a passage of high cross-shaped public housing flats. 

Money by Joel Rose
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Money makes the world go round!
The world go round!

Three Poems by Kim Roberts
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It Was Years

All the way in on the train she thought

Where You Are Not by Stuart Spencer

And what you do not know is the only thing you know

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Two Photographs by Bruce of Los Angeles
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Two photographs of bodybuilders, one taken circa 1955 and the other circa 1987, by Bruce of Los Angeles from the Body Pictures portfolio.

Two Photographs by ​David Seidner
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Two photographs, Caroline Ellen and Adelle Lutz, by David Seidner.

Urban Asteroids (Dimensional Abstraction) by Todd Watts
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Untitled Photograph by Donna Francis
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Untitled photograph by Donna Francis from the Body Pictures portfolio. 

Weegee by Weegee
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Dine East by Ellen Jaffe
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Four portrait photographs of diner patrons, Dine East, by Ellen Jaffe. from the Body Pictures portfolio.

Two Photographs by Elliott Schwartz
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Two photographs by Elliott Schwartz.

Together Again by Gerard Malanga
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Photograph of a woman and her teddy bear, Together Again, by Gerard Malanga. 

Rafael, Miami Beach by Jack Pierson
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Rings by Jimmy DeSana
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Two Photographs by John Schlesinger
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Timeless Images Preserved: The Parks Photo Archive by Gerard Malanga
Body Pictures by Roberto Juarez
Two Photographs by Larry Clark
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Two Photographs by Matt Mahurin
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Two Photographs by Mattia Bonetti
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Two Photographs by Neal Slavin
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Two Photographs by Amanda Means
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Two untitled photographs, Untitled (Number Forty) and Untitled (Number Twenty-Eight), by Amanda Means. 

Frankfurt by Angela Neúke
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Photograph of police restraining rowdy onlookers during a prize giving to President Sengh of Senegal in 1969, Frankfurt by Angela Neúke.

Peruvian Indian, Checacupe, Peru by Aristos Marcopoulos
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Portrait photograph of a Peruvian Indian, Checacupe, Peru, 1987, by Aristos Marcopoulos from the Body Pictures portfolio.

Polaroids by Patrick Goodman
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Two Photographs by Peter Bellamy
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Young Painter in Greenwich Village by Berenice Abbott
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Photograph of a painter in her studio, Young Painter in Greenwich Village, by Berenice Abbott from Greenwich Village Today and Yesterday by Abbott and Henry W. Lainer published in 1949. 

Self Portraits from the series For Whom the Bell’s Told by ​Bruce Cratsley
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Series of color polaroids of the photographer, Self Portraits from the series For Whom the Bell’s Told, by Bruce Cratsley. 

Solarization—L’etat Combat (Combat State) by Raoul Ubac
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Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, New York City by Scott Heiser
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