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May We Be Changed by Lale Westvind

To Decode Current Suffering: Claire Cronin Interviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner

An account of a life-long haunting that is part memoir, part ghost story, and part critical theory.

As If Art Suspends the World: Simone Manetti’s I’m in Love with Pippa Bacca Reviewed by Jillian McManemin

Some Thoughts on Diaspora and Hybridity: An Unpublished Slide Lecture (1994) by Lorraine O’Grady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.

Diasporic Landscapes: Jordan Nassar Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker
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Embroidery and beaded glass sculptures combine craft with history.

At the World’s Edge: Alessandra Novaga Interviewed by Alan Licht
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An album inspired by filmmaker Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage.

A Room with a View: Teresa Carmody & Sarah Gerard
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Celebrate the launch of Teresa Carmody’s new novel, The Reconception of Marie

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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Sundance: Antonia Bird by Susan Shacter Alissa Nutting by Micaela Morrissette 3D Teddy Bear: Juan Antonio Olivares Interviewed by Elizaveta Shneyderman Sapphire by Kelvin Christopher James Paul La Farge and Peter Orner BOMB on the Scene: Lars Elling: Theater and Its Other Double by Richard J. Goldstein Philip Seymour Hoffman by June Stein Sarah Ruden by Eric Banks Evelyne Trouillot by Edwidge Danticat Etel Adnan by Lisa Robertson Drea Cooper by Pamela Cohn BOMB on the Scene: The Evolution of Stephen Posen by Richard J. Goldstein Residing In The Present by Jeremy Sigler Hari Kunzru and Sjón “Come Into My Amazing Yard”: Brandon Downing Sculpture and Sound: Naama Tsabar Interviewed by Naomi Lev Kate Valk by David Salle & Sarah French Hard Targets by Patrick Gaughan Michelle Tea by Sara Jaffe Jennifer Egan by Heidi Julavits

Unlocked From Issue #153

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

Some Thoughts on Diaspora and Hybridity: An Unpublished Slide Lecture (1994) by Lorraine O’Grady
01 Ogrady The Faces Of Of Mlle Bourgeoise Noire Digital Sketch 2020 8 W 300Res

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.”

Soliloquy by Vijay Seshadri
That was Now, This is Then

All the experts say I’m sane.
Some even say I might acquire insight someday.

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.