Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

Protection and Resistance: Stephanie J. Woods Interviewed by Hallie McNeill

A multidisciplinary artist addresses personal and collective experience.

Katy Mongeau’s Apostasy Reviewed by Naomi Falk

Poems told by a succubus with the thirst to die.

ASL IRL: Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader Interviewed by Isabel Parkes

On speaking visually.

Oral History Project: Odili Donald Odita by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
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For BOMB’s Oral History Project, Odili Donald Odita, known for his geometric paintings, recalls growing up as a refugee from the Nigerian Civil War and the influence of his father, a historian of African art.

Power and Vitality: Steve McQueen’s Small Axe by Ken Foster
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Celebrating little-known stories of Black pride and resilience in London’s West Indian community.

A Room with a View: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Jordy Rosenberg
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Join us as we celebrate the forthcoming release of Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book, The Freezer Door.

Fellowships and Residencies Fall/Winter 2020–21
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Our quarterly roundup of fellowships, residencies, and prizes accepting applications.

BOMB 150, Winter 2020

For our 150th issue, we have redesigned our flagship print magazine. This design reaffirms our mandate to deliver the artist’s voice, supporting the vital discourse that appears in BOMB with vivid imagery and innovative juxtapositions that encourage dialogue across the arts—from conversations between artists, writers, and performers to exciting literature. We present exchanges in their formative state: revelatory, fluid, and iconoclastic.


This issue features interviews with Bruce Pearson, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Jacolby Satterwhite, Cathy Park Hong, Christiane Jatahy, and Seth Price, as well as fiction from Amelia Gray, Deb Olin Unferth, and Jenny Wu, and poetry from Sawako Nakayasu, Andrei Monastyrski, and Bob Holman.

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BOMB 151, Spring 2020

This 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, Nicolas Party, Brenda Goodman, Odili Donald Odita, Jenny Offill, Craig Taborn, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Jibz Cameron; 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

Featuring interviews with Martine Syms, Erica Baum, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Carolyn Lazard, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Nathalie Léger, and Rufus Wainwright.

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Black Passages: Curtis Talwst Santiago Interviewed by Ayasha Guerin Shane Jones by Adam Robinson Kurt Vile by Jeremy Mage Sean Pecknold by Jerred North Boru O’Brien O’Connell by Cat Kron Victoria Williams by Josh Kun Soon-Mi Yoo by Paul Dallas The Yes Men by Steve Lambert Paul Beatty by Rone Shavers Yvonne Meier by Suzanne Snider Performance in Process: Jen Rosenblit by Lauren Bakst Jim Shepard by Christie Hodgen Post Impressions: It Helps To Have A Crazy Family by Mary Jones Yehuda “Judd” Ne’eman by Janet Burstein Rebecca Makkai by J.T. Price Steve Buscemi by Quentin Tarantino The Space of Music: Carl Craig Interviewed by Joe Bucciero BOMB #154 Preview: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore by Amy Gall Putting Interiors on Exteriors: Chip Thomas Interviewed by Amelia Rina Frederick Michael St. Jude by Gary Canino

Unlocked From Issue #153

Artist interviews, essays, and reviews newly released from the fall issue...

Martine Syms by Steffani Jemison
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Syms’s research-driven and multi-platform works make use of surveillance and image-capture technologies to present Black female experience in both virtual and physical space.

Some Thoughts on Diaspora and Hybridity: An Unpublished Slide Lecture (1994) by Lorraine O’Grady
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This lecture was given at Wellesley College during the premiere of Lorraine O’Grady’s Miscegenated Family Album at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center.

Billy-Ray Belcourt by Layli Long Soldier
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As an Indigenous poet, Belcourt is creating space for himself and his community in “a world we did not want, a world that we did not build for ourselves.”

Rufus Wainwright by Rakesh Satyal
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Wainwright talks about his tenth studio album, the “anemic” state of pop lyrics, and why Leonard Cohen—not Bob Dylan—should have won the Nobel Prize.