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Magazine Stand :: Bomb – Summer 2023


In BOMB’s Summer 2023 issue, painters Merlin James and Victoria Morton prepare for their upcoming joint show, poet Paisley Rekdal and visual artist Kenneth Tam visit the union of the transcontinental railroad, filmmaker Khalik Allah becomes one with the universe by a fireside, and Sophie Narrett talks to novelist Colm Tóibín about breaking free of societal expectations through embroidery. Plus, short stories from Vauhini Vara and Emily Nemens, an essay from poet Jenny Johnson on shadow bodies and the “oh so many ways to feel continuous,” poetry from Álvaro de Campos (a.k.a Fernando Pessoa), the conclusion of our Poetry of the Northern Triangle Diaspora series, and much more for readers to enjoy as summer courses on. Visit the BOMB website for information on subscriptions, single-issue orders, and to read select online content.

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Magazine Stand :: Bomb – Spring 2022

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In Bomb literary magazine Spring 2022, Issue 159, John Darnielle examines the “weird primordial chaos” of the creative process with Carmen Maria Machado, Jennifer Sirey sculpts bacteria into living architecture, Neema Githere and Ethel Tawe explore how Afropresentism can propel diasporic artists into the future, and Emily Raboteau looks back to the 2020 New York City exodus. Plus, theater and protests in Paris, a dance score inspired by the natural world, and an essay on how comics can spur environmental justice.