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Home: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Little Boy by Alex Zafiris
Little Boy

Memories and literary references fuse and spark in this autobiography about the co-founder of City Lights Bookstore.

Rehearsing Violence: Nomi Stone Interviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The poet on her new collection of documentary poetry, military simulation zones, and how Americans are regularly ensconced in the diorama of war.

Field Work: Jeffrey Yang’s Hey, Marfa by Nathaniel Tarn
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An anthropoetry of Marfa, Texas, and far beyond.

The Story of Our Lives Do Not Have Faces: Sally Wen Mao Interviewed by Anne Anlin Cheng
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The poet on her new collection and how a person lost to history can survive in the imaginary possibilities of art.

To Change the Shape of the Brain in the Heart: A Conversation by John James & Rob Schlegel
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The poets on their latest collections, the texture of language, and work that pulls the rug from under us.

Language as Hex: Gracie Leavitt Interviewed by Lindsay Turner
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The poet on her new collection and what it means to mess with, fuss with, break, and refresh language.

from The American Museum of Water by Natalie Diaz

A recording plays from somewhere high, / or low, through the falling dust-light: / I can’t tell you anything new about the river— / you can’t tell a river to itself.

The Cabin by Brenda Coultas

coffee cups / stirrer sticks / napkins and cookies / on the tray top / satellite tv / an office in the air

Cecilia Vicuña by Elianna Kan
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The poet and artist invokes ancient matriarchal cultures, Indigenous folkways, and the speculative capacities of language so that we might rediscover our kinship with nature.

Text as Texture: Judd Morrissey and Abraham Avnisan Interviewed by Theadora Walsh
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A geo-spatial experience of text and poetics.

Issue #146: from Return to the Yakne Chitto by Monique Verdin & Raymond Jackson
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From Return to the Yakne Chitto: Houma Migrations (Neighborhood Story Project, University of New Orleans Press, 2019), a collaborative ethnography of Houma lifeways at the ends of the Louisiana bayou.

Three Poems by Allyson Paty
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In English the burning city / Hecuba dreams in my hand // Come man with cup / and hard-luck pitch // Upstream the brunch rush / shines upon our heads

One Poem by Mike Lala
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Out, like fireflies, from the inter-dimensional, / silver disks at edge of picture hover over Hillary / with swaddled child, John Podesta counterpose beside her, / in a painting I’d like to paint, had I been a painter, / trading in detail from the too-smooth desert

Marwa Helal’s Invasive Species by Safia Elhillo
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For Marwa Helal and me, the histories of our two countries—Egypt and Sudan—are inextricably linked, our shared Nile both the most obvious and fertile metaphor.

One Poem by Ben Pelhan
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a surgeon takes / a shirt off. / a struggle. / a shrug. / a shrinking /    blinking quiet. / give him his bottle / so he can suck on it.

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Literature in 2018
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Featuring selections by Tom Comitta, Molly Crabapple, Veronica Scott Esposito, Carlos Fonseca, and more.

Issue #145 | Attempt to Be Adequate to the Experience of Loving an Animal by Diana Hamilton

The internet does a better job of documenting / the way we feel when something soft, especially / a mammal, is very cute, than poetry does. 

Three Poems by Ken White

yours in torchlight / we audit our equipment / note how few genuine distractions / present as distraction first

Four Poems by Savannah Cooper-Ramsey

Winner of BOMB’s 2018 Poetry Contest, selected by Dawn Lundy Martin.

Sherwin Bitsui by Joy Harjo
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Navajo language, photography, and the shifting landscape of the Southwest guide the poet’s latest collection, Dissolve.

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