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Baby, They Call It Vermilion by Annie Dewitt
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The first thing my Godsent said when I came through the door was, “I think I have this damn thing on backwards.”

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t by Micaela Morrissette
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Reliable uncertainty in Deb Olin Unferth’s Wait Till You See Me Dance

Belle Boggs & Mike Scalise
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“The perceived aversion to a male-centered illness narrative had to do with antiquated ideas about who should and shouldn’t be vulnerable to a failing body, and what that vulnerability means.”

Angie Keefer and Liz Magic Laser by Liz Magic Laser
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Two interdisciplinary artists tackle the analogies between artistic, moral, and monetary value.

Ross Partridge by Gary M. Kramer
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“She’ll be like an apple tree among all the ash-colored buildings of that granite city.”

Laurie Anderson by Gary M. Kramer
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“I watched language falling apart.”

Bruno Dumont by Nicholas Elliott
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“Chiaroscuro levels of thought.”

Pierre Guyotat by Noura Wedell
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The French writer speaks to his translator about his latest autobiographical novel to appear in English. Titled In the Deep, it deals with the link between desire and his early literary output, as well as the effect of his Catholic upbringing and World War II on his imagination.

Samantha Sweeting by Jareh Das
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London-based artist Samantha Sweeting talks about giant dollhouses, her childhood abroad, and the “wild” within all of us.

Edwidge Danticat by Garnette Cadogan
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Claire of the Sea Light and the mysteries the ancestors share.

Curled Like One Great Ear on a Sound by Luke Wiget
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Luke Wiget on the commanding sounds and biographical narrative in Li-Young Lee’s re-released The Winged Seed

Clandestine Happiness by Clarice Lispector

She was fat, short, freckled and with sort of reddish excessively frizzy hair. 

Two Poems by Tom Healy

Quiet Hands

My nephew is stimming
this morning,

Fanny Howe by Kim Jensen
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I never met a kinder man than the homeless alcoholic who introduced me to the father of my kids. He was my teacher through a period of my life which was both an actual and an allegorical journey.

Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman by Mickalene Thomas

BOMB is pleased to present an exclusive clip from Mickalene Thomas’s new film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman.

Boys by Ben Ehrenreich

Two little boys become friends.

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.

Don Ilario by Gabriella De Ferrari

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

Binyavanga Wainaina by Rob Spillman
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Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina is inexhaustible, a public intellectual very much engaged with the literary and political worlds. His memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place, published this July by Graywolf Press, chronicles the multiplicity of his middle-class African childhood: home squared, we call it, your clan, your home, the nation of your origin.

Two Stories by Vestal McIntyre

This First Proof contains two short stories by Vestal McIntyre.

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