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Two Poems by Anna Morrison
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If you can’t stand the first person, / get out of the kitchen. / Similar but escalating sleights of hand: / he wants to eat both the girl and the food in her basket. / She is past specialness, / doubling the likelihood.  In such young women, / traumas curl / till Christmas ribbon. The greatest predictor of red / is oxygen.

Sheep in Woolf’s Clothing: Elevator Repair Service’s Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf by Helen Shaw
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An experimental theater company takes on Edward Albee.

Second Surfaces: RJ Messineo Interviewed by Tom Burr
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Painting and architectural space.

Inhabiting Realities: An Interview with Novelist Akwaeke Emezi by Sasha Bonét
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The Freshwater author on the ogbanje, Igbo, rejecting gender binaries, and using private journals as creative archives.

Tethered Together: Liz Collins Interviewed by Svetlana Kitto
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Creating worlds and paying attention.

Forms of History: Andrea Geyer Interviewed by Matthew J. Abrams
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Photographs and textiles that materialize community.

Unusual Instruments: JD Samson Interviewed by Tess Altman
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Stone as material and metaphor. 

Connecting the Polka Dots by Ted Kerr
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AIDS in plain sight

We Are Orlando by David Everitt Howe

So, instead of taking the long view, eventually looking back, we’ve opted to respond now—in more or less the heat of the moment, starting tomorrow—for the weeklong series We Are Orlando. Because BOMB is about heat, is it not?

Patrick Angus in Arkansas
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“A kind of home museum, starting with the garage.”

Carlos Motta by Cat Tyc
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“Queer lives are conditioned by violence.”

Nicky Paraiso by Zachary Small
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“I hope it’s not a masochistic impulse within me, but I will always stay until the end to see how a creative thought completes itself.”

Three Poems by John Ashbery

You’re telling me: / chicanery, the moorhen, / the long triple happy fluid, / the orange response. / By golly that tastes good.

Portfolio by Timothy Hull
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“Wayne quoting Kierkegaard to Cassandra, ‘When you label me, you negate me.’”

Portfolio by Paul Mpagi Sepuya
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Figures / Grounds / Studies

Portfolio by Linda Simpson

Linda Simpson goes to town.

Chronicles of Nueva York (El Bar Stonewall) by Pedro Lemebel

So they invite you to Nueva York, all expenses paid, to participate in an event for Stonewall, twenty years after the police brawl starring the gay girls who, in 1964, took over a bar in the Village. 

I Love Taylor Mead and Gay Power: Taylor Mead Columns 1969–1970, Both Edited and Published by John Edward Heys by Bob Holman
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It’s been two years since Taylor Mead left us to take his role as the Jester Fool Poet of the Great Bohemia in the Sky, but he is still a very living presence on the Lower East Side. 

Shelley Marlow’s Two Augusts in a Row in a Row by Kevin Killian
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Brooklyn-based Shelley Marlow, a first-time novelist, has created a memorable protagonist in Philomena/Phillip, a late-bloomer if ever there was one, a performance artist and researcher in 2001 New York. 

BOMB Specific by Lyle Ashton Harris
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Lyle Ashton Harris’s work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender, and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic.

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