BOMB 49 Fall 1994

049 Fall 1994
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Frank Pugliese by Nicole Burdette

“The only thing you can do to capture the essence of someone or somewhere or someplace, is to create artifice.”

Diamanda Galas and John Paul Jones by Michael Albo
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David Bowes by Anney Bonney
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“I’m not really trying to make a hermetic painting. I’d like to make a painting that engages the attention and imagination of the viewer, not one that will refuse to give up its meaning. Maybe one that will release its meaning in time.”

Stephen Malkmus by Tim Nye
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“People tend to think that our band is defeatist. Or above it all. It’s not true. We’re definitely a populist, garage band. As far as what critics should be writing about, I’ll leave that up to them.”

Fiona Rae by Shirley Kaneda
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“You end up using dubious sounding words like ‘alchemical’ to describe painting, but it’s this incredible activity.”

Tom Noonan by Alison MacLean
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Tom Noonan plays both sides: he appeared in the mega-expensive Last Action Hero, yet made his feature film What Happened Was, with his own money. Here he discusses the freedom granted by restraints.

John Edgar Wideman by Caryl Phillips
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Kiki Smith by Chuck Close
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“I always think the whole history of the world is in your body.”

Jayne Anne Phillips by A.M. Homes
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A.M. Homes explores the many elements of Jayne Anne Phillips’s novel, Shelter in this 1994 interview. Her novel, Lark and Termite, has been nominated for the 2009 National Book Award for fiction.

Arthur Miller by Ron Rifkin
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“The urge to perform is always there, but how theater is organized is vital. But great acting is a metaphor for the struggle between the spirit and the flesh. And that struggle is immemorial.”

First Proof

Neighbor by Jacki Ochs

In September, 1987, I asked two poets, Lyn Hejinian, from the United States and Arkadii Dragomoschenko, from the Soviet Union, to begin an unusual correspondence. 

In the hand of the wind by David Rattray

Toward the end of the fifth day I paused for breath at the head of a slope of shingle slate. 

Breaking Karma #5 by Sapphire
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It is like a scene in a play.

Defiance by Carole Maso

Appalling ruin of another afternoon. 

Four Poems by Robert Kuwada

At the end of daybreak, you awoke from a nightmare: an
anadromous fish died by desiccation.

The Bad Father by Todd Grimson

My father got me drunk when I was 14, not too long after my birthday, and I have a scar on my forehead as a result. 

Three Poems by Jenna Heller

Dog jumped out and bit me
with the sting of a hornet


Mind Reader by Philip Smith

Lake Falls by Bryan Hunt
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Two Paintings by Ed Baynard
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Untitled by Elliott Puckette
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Untitled for BOMB by Lynn McCarty
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Two Paintings by Lynn Umlauf
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