Language as Pure Magic: Karin Tidbeck Interviewed by Lincoln Michel

The Swedish writer on their bloody, darkly comedic speculative fiction.

Four Decades with BOMB Magazine at Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair

Join BOMB’s founder and editor-in-chief, Betsy Sussler, at Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair!

A Prayer for Another World by Hari Ziyad

An excerpt from their memoir about being one of nineteen children, raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and Muslim father, growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio.

Paranoid Ears: Keston Sutherland Interviewed by Robert Crawford
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A poetry of disfigured visions and avatars.

Mare Incognitum / Unknown Sea: Deborah Jack Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
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Imaging bodies in contested landscapes.

Memories for a Future Past: David Shapiro Interviewed by Michael Almereyda
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The filmmaker on unpacking a forty-year friendship, turning the form on its head, and pizza as a madeleine to a lost city.

From Muscle, beefsteak…beefsteak run amok by Mariken Kramer & Kyra Simone
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Experimental fiction responding to photographs that reinterpret representations of form in conversation with classical sculpture.

BOMB 151, Spring 2020

Our spring issue features interviews with Chitra Ganesh, Tania Cypriano, Charles Atlas, Netta Yerushalmy, Vi Khi Nao, Amani Al-Thuwaini, Andrea Hasler, and Bruce Boone, as well as fiction from Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Justin Taylor, Rebecca Dinerstein Knight, and Lee Relvas, and poetry from Shuzo Takiguchi and Bruce Boone.

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BOMB 152, Summer 2020

Our summer issue includes interviews with Amoako Boafo, Jibz Cameron, Brenda Goodman, Odili Donald Odita, Jenny Offill, Nicolas Party, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Craig Taborn; poetry by Safia Elhillo and Nathaniel Mackey; prose by Lydia Davis, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Saidiya Hartman; and more.

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BOMB 153, Fall 2020

Our fall issue features interview with Erica Baum, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Carolyn Lazard, Nathalie Léger, Martine Syms, and Rufus Wainwright; fiction by Kevin Brockmeier and C Pam Zhang; poetry by Yi Sang and Vijay Seshadri; nonfiction by Lorraine O’Grady and Paula Mónaco Felipe; a special project by Garrett Bradley; and more.

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BOMB 154, Winter 2021

Our winter issue includes interviews with Tashi Dorji, Danielle Evans, Walton Ford, Guadalupe Maravilla, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, the Ross Brothers, and Aaron Turner; DIY cookbooklets from Dindga McCannon; poetry by Rae Armantrout, Imani Elizabeth Jackson, and Allison Parrish; prose by Langston Cotman, GennaRose Nethercott, and Brontez Purnell; a comic by Michael DeForge; protest drawings by Steve Mumford; and more.

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From the BOMB Archives

A selection of some of our favorites from the archives.

Walter Mosley by Thulani Davis
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Reanimating History: Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom by Monica Uszerowicz
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Summoning the spirits.

Carrie Mae Weems by Dawoud Bey
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In 1976 I had been making photographs for a couple of years. I had certainly been looking at a lot more photographs than I had actually made.

Stanley Whitney by Mimi Thompson
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Mimi Thompson on how Stanley Whitney’s colorful grid paintings aspire to “density with a lot of air.”