You’re Still Sick by Pato Hebert & Alexandra Juhasz

Two artists and activists share their thoughts on COVID-19 and mutual care.

Fellowships and Residencies Summer 2020

Our quarterly roundup of fellowships, residencies, and prizes accepting applications.

Field Recording by Tashi Wada & Julia Holter

In May, BOMB asked artists how COVID-19 and quarantine were affecting their creative process. How were they making art now?

Cultural Hierarchies: Kate Milliken Interviewed by Lydia Kiesling
Kept Animals by Kate Milliken

On writing about California in the 1990s, embodying our experiences, and launching a novel during a pandemic.

Structure Without a Center: Jennie C. Jones Interviewed by Jared Quinton
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Minimalist painting with a maximalist impulse.

Announcing the Winner of BOMB’s 2020 Poetry Contest
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BOMB is thrilled to announce Stephanie Jean as the winner of our 2020 Poetry Contest.

Room with a View: Akwaeke Emezi & Jennifer Baker
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Join us as we celebrate the launch of Akwaeke Emezi’s new novel, The Death of Vivek Oji.

BOMB 149, Fall 2019

Featuring interviews with Korakrit Arunanondchai, Antoine Catala and Dan Graham, Atelier Bow-Wow, American Artist, Jeff Bliumis, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Rion Amilcar Scott, and Carmen Giménez Smith.

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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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Hope Gangloff by Yuri Masnyj Nick Cave by Krystian von Speidel José Castillo by Carlos Brillembourg Procedural Musings: Lauren Clay by Lynn Maliszewski Alchemical Energies: Dakota Gearhart Interviewed by Minh Nguyen State of Reflection: Alexandra Chang Interviewed by Kyle Lucia Wu Making Good: Jonathon Keats by Emily Nonko Carlos Reygadas by Jose Castillo Ben van Berkel by Gabriella De Ferrari Litquake Q&A with Lucy Caldwell by Litquake Michael Haneke by Lawrence Chua Nick Demopolous by Rebecca Ambrose The Collective Body: Maria José Arjona Interviewed by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill Nam Le by Charles D'Ambrosio Commons Sense by Chris Wallace Albert Serra by Steve Macfarlane Primary Information by Matthew Erickson Blood City: Kim Sagwa Interviewed by Janice Lee Let the Dialogue Do Something: Angela Schanelec Interviewed by Ricky D’Ambrose SUBTEXT: Ninety Fifth Street by Susie DeFord

Unlocked From Issue #152

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

Issue #152: Jibz Cameron by Svetlana Kitto
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The performance artist aka Dynasty Handbag recounts her journey from the San Francisco DIY scene to New York’s avant-garde theater world and ultimately to Hollywood.

The End of White Supremacy, An American Romance by Saidiya Hartman
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One hundred years later, Hartman revisits W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 short story, “The Comet”—”a speculative fiction about the end of the world written after the pandemic of 1918, after the Red Summer of 1919, and in the context of colonial expansion and atrocity.”

Issue #152: Nicolas Party by Jonathan Lee
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Party creates vivid pastels and transformational installations that lure viewers deep into the backstories of his subjects.

Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft. by Esmé Hogeveen
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“You look really different than your picture.” This skewering statement is delivered at the outset of a doomed Tinder date by Anne, the impish protagonist of Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft.