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Metaphors on Vision by Stan Brakhage
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A letter from Brakhage to the poet Robert Kelly describing his work on the groundbreaking film Mothlight.

Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund’s Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game by Adam Lehner
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Home and Away consists of letters exchanged between two friends, the Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard and Swedish writer Fredrik Ekelund, over the course of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Jack Ferver by Joshua Lubin-Levy

Otherness is always such a big part of my work. Formally, I don’t fit any specific niche in performance. Some works, like this one, are theater that use dance. Some are more dance heavy, or maybe only dance if I’m making ballet.

from I’m Very Into You by Kathy Acker & McKenzie Wark
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Oh will I remember all that you just wrote? Memory slips even more than… what?… gender (is that self? not here)… 

Beau Rice by Aiden Arata
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Text messaging, parasexual literature, and psychiatry in drag.

Martin Wilner by Francis Levy
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Martin Wilner is an artist and psychiatrist. For his ongoing Case Histories—a series of portraits each completed over the course of a month—subjects send him daily dispatches that are woven into the drawings. Novelist Francis Levy calls the process “a mini analysis of sorts.”

BOMB Specific by Manuel Cirauqui & Mario García Torres
BOMB Specific by Matt Keegan & Kay Rosen

The following is excerpted from an ongoing physical mail exchange, started in 2009, between artists Matt Keegan & Kay Rosen.

BOMB Specific: Dear David: An Exchange by David Geers & Peter Rostovsky
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Great to see you as always. A few questions came to me, typically after all was said and done. I thought I’d send them over while our very interesting conversation was still fresh in my mind.

Enframing the Brink: Fuck the Police and Fuck the Avant Garde Too, Part IV by Brandon Brown & Thom Donovan
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Thom Donovan and Brandon Brown dive deep into the realms of literary theory and leftist politics in their epistolary exchange. They continue their conversation in the fourth of four exchanges.

Enframing the Brink: Part III by Brandon Brown & Thom Donovan
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Thom Donovan and Brandon Brown dive deep into the realms of literary theory and leftist politics in their epistolary exchange. They continue their conversation in the third of several dialogues.

The School of Homesickness: Miranda Field by Julia Guez

Poet Miranda Field on insomnia and living on the “wrong side of the river.”

Epistolary Review: Dodie Bellamy, the buddhist by Jackie Wang
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Jackie Wang writes a letter to Dodie Bellamy, the author of the buddhist.

Simon Van Booy & Siri Hustvedt
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Novelists Siri Hustvedt and Simon Van Booy compare notes on topics ranging from temporal perception to “the soup of unconscious life” from which fictional characters arise.

Barbara Henning’s Looking Up Harryette Mullen: Interviews on Sleeping with the Dictionary and Other Works by Patricia Spears Jones
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Barbara Henning’s sprawling volume underlines the joy of old-fashioned, mail correspondence and features a thorough and revealing interview with Harryette Mullen.

Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle by Stephen Motika
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Correspondence Course collects the expansive and borderless epistolary world of Carolee Schneemann, whose multi-form work has fearlessly engaged mind and body for over 50 years.

Epistolary Review: The Evolutionary Revolution by Jackie Wang

Wait a minute Mr. Postman! Is there are review in your bag for me? BOMB contributor Jackie Wang kicks off her Epistolary Review series with Lily Hoang’s The Evolutionary Revolution.

i am writing to inform you of what i am doing by Christian Hawkey
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hello. i am writing to inform you of what i am currently doing. 

Santutxo Etxeberria by Barbara Browning

I spent part of January with the paramour.

J. Reuben Appelman’s Make Loneliness by Iris Smyles
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J. Reuben Appelman’s haunting poetry is a seduction, a balance sheet of individual experience, and a cosmic echo.

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