Grief

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One Piece: Essay (Panic Angel) by Brook Hsu
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The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

From Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke
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Kristen Radtke is the managing editor of Sarabande Books and the film and video editor of TriQuarterly magazine. She lives in New York. Imagine Wanting Only This is her debut book, out in mid-April from Pantheon.

Moon Over Quabbin by Michael Coffey

The woman is in Iowa now, I hear. She moved there with her husband shortly after, and now she sees.

Kenya (Robinson) by Lee Ann Norman
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Kenya (Robinson) reflects on the end of her MFA program and becoming a professional artist.

Bough Down by Karen Green

The doctor wears his pink shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

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.”

Heidi Julavits by Fiona Maazel
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“You can renovate your soul and change your behavior and lie to yourself, but maybe the face is the last frontier of truth. There’s only so much that plastic surgery can do for you.”

Stuff We Like by Hannah Jansen
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Ever wonder what stuff the BOMB staff likes? Check out the new Stuff We Like column and then get watching, reading, and listening.

How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere by Richard J. Goldstein
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Ralph Lemon’s How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere is as uncontainable as it is elusive. How can a dance that pretty much denies its existence as dance, a “no dance” of “no style,” be written about?

Prayer, 6/13/08 by Jamie Quatro
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Loss of any kind can feel, to the bereaved, as much an “act of God” as large-scale catastrophe.

The Primordial Cry: caraballo-farman by Kristin Prevallet
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Poet and essayist Kristin Prevallet talks to artists caraballo-farman about their series The Heirloom Plates, part of the exhibition Iran Inside Out at the Chelsea Art Museum through September 4th.

Four Poems by Rusty Morrison

This First Proof contains four poems titled “An Intersection of Leaves not Likeness” and “An Intersection of Leaves not Loss.”

Ay by Lina Meruane

Ay, the smell was swept up, stirred, and scrambled into the air when your father slammed the door; I had barely noticed it until he appeared in the doorway and raised his hand over his nose, covering his mouth. 

Patriots by Patrick Dacey

Right around the time the war on terror began, I thought, Does Donna really need so many friggin’ flags? 

Fiction for Driving Across America: Patriots by Patrick Dacey

In the second installment in BOMB’s Fiction for Driving Across America series, Patrick Dacey reads his short story “Patriots,” published in BOMB 104’s literary supplement, First Proof.

Trauma by Patrick McGrath

The narrator is Charlie Weir, a New York psychiatrist. The year is 1979.

Three Poems by Amanda Auchter

This First Proof contains the poems “Restoration of the Delphic Sibyl,” “Limbo for the Miscarry,” and “Beatitude 2” by 2006 Poetry Prize winner Amanda Auchter.

Love (ii) by Ben Ehrenreich
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This First Proof contains the story “Love (ii).”

The Middle of the Night by Daniel Stolar

My mother died in the middle of the night. In my mind’s eye, I see it like the lights turning off in an old factory, shutting down one circuit bank at a time, an electric hum the only thing remaining.

Jonathan Franzen by Donald Antrim
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Jonathan Franzen and I conducted this interview at his dining room table, in his apartment on the Upper East Side, one morning in the early part of summer.

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