BOMB Magazine

BOMB Magazine We are an arts quarterly and nonprofit, founded in 1981. Interviews, fiction, poetry, photography, readings, parties, concerts, contests & more.
Named after Wyndham Lewis’s BLAST, a 1914 journal edited by artists and writers, BOMB Magazine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, launched in 1981 as an artists’ and writers’ quarterly because its founders saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way it was described by critics. As a result, BOMB has made the artist’s voice an essential component of cultural discourse. BOMB reveals artists’ ideas, thoughts and creative processes by producing in-depth interviews between visual artists, writers, musicians, actors, directors, choreographers, performers and architects across multiple platforms-in print, online, and at live events. Publishing carefully developed dialogues that delve deep into theory and practice, BOMB has re-invented the question-and-answer format, allowing for complex discussions about art to emerge. BOMB’s interviews are legendary. Because in the pages of BOMB, artists get to be the authors of their own tales. Over the last 30 years, BOMB has grown to become an international magazine with an editorial board of over 80 professional artists, writers, actors, directors, architects, and musicians serving as our Contributing Editors. The BOMB Digital Archive, available online for free worldwide, contains over 1,000 interviews from the last quarter century—that’s more than 2,000 voices comprising an ongoing conversation that has changed the nature of cultural discourse. Considered primary documents of American cultural history, BOMB’s archives have twice been awarded NEA Heritage and Preservation Grants for Excellence and have been acquired by Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 2004. In addition to our Interviews, BOMB features "Artists on Artists" essays and First Proof, BOMB's literary supplement, featuring original fiction and poetry, excerpts of novels, and first-time translations into English. In addition to the magazine, BOMB produces the audio and video series BOMBLive!, which pairs artists and writers in lively and intimate conversations about the creative process. BOMB also hosts a variety of events around the country, including launch parties; readings, panels, and performances; an Annual Gala & Silent Auction fundraiser; and participates in such fairs and conventions as AWP, CAA, BEA, ALA, among others. Visit BOMBsite.com for extras and continuations from the print edition, as well as web-exclusives like streaming videos, podcasts, web-only interviews, audio and video clips from artist's works. Check out BOMBlog for original content such as reviews, poems, event listings, video, and discussion boards. BOMB-outspoken and timeless-interviews that change the way we think about the arts, by the people who make the arts.

05/09/2020

"We have selective amnesia. We strive toward being a pluralistic society and yet we don’t let certain things happen. We strive and forget simultaneously."

From the archives, Issue #79: Cornelius Eady by Patricia Spears Jones

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/cornelius-eady

Day Nine. #ShortStoryMonth"Their children built small, uneven houses, married at 17 and 14, and started families. They c...
05/09/2020

Day Nine. #ShortStoryMonth

"Their children built small, uneven houses, married at 17 and 14, and started families. They called Bois Sauvage God’s country."

From the archives, Issue #105: Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/where-the-line-bleeds

“Lydia Millet gives the cozy catastrophe a startling and perfect twist in her brilliant new novel, A Children’s Bible. T...
05/08/2020
Summer Vacation at the End of the World - Electric Literature

“Lydia Millet gives the cozy catastrophe a startling and perfect twist in her brilliant new novel, A Children’s Bible. This time not everyone in the sheltered enclave is oblivious. The children of the lucky ones know terrible things are coming, but they don’t bother telling their parents their dark suspicions.”

—Jenny Offill

From Electric Literature an excerpt from A Children’s Bible. Celebrate the launch of Lydia’s new novel this Tuesday! Link in comments.

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Jenny Offill recommends "A Children's Bible" by Lydia Millet

"The thing about writing music is that it’s like having access to this vast body of water you can put these little langu...
05/08/2020

"The thing about writing music is that it’s like having access to this vast body of water you can put these little language boats on and see where they go."

Get Out of That Pain: Tori Amos Interviewed

http://bombmagazine.org/articles/tori-amos-resistance

Day Eight. #ShortStoryMonth"Even more than the murderers and celebrity psychos, the main draw at County, at least for th...
05/08/2020

Day Eight. #ShortStoryMonth

"Even more than the murderers and celebrity psychos, the main draw at County, at least for the boys, was getting a look at the electric chair."

From the archives, Issue #69: Field Trips by Stuart Dybek

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/field-trips/

Two Poems by Jenny Zhang.
05/07/2020
Two Poems by Jenny Zhang - BOMB Magazine

Two Poems by Jenny Zhang.

it’s just writing on instagram: “best decision I ever made / marrying this one” / now no one is afraid to get drinks with “this one” / he’s “safe” because he married a nerd who thinks / she’s a 19th century aristocrat

Day Six. #ShortStoryMonth"Nobody has given you anything in your life. You deserve it. Act as if you were accustomed to g...
05/06/2020

Day Six. #ShortStoryMonth

"Nobody has given you anything in your life. You deserve it. Act as if you were accustomed to getting gifts like this on a first date."

From the archives, Issue #90: The Guest by Patricia Laurent

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/the-guest/

"Lying doesn’t work out well. It’s like an infection, and the body’s job is to fight it and get it to the surface. But i...
05/06/2020
Constellate and Create: A Conversation by Peter Kispert, Nicolette Polek, Mary South - BOMB Magazine

"Lying doesn’t work out well. It’s like an infection, and the body’s job is to fight it and get it to the surface. But in fiction, the lie can truly exist without being threatened."

Constellate and Create: A Conversation by Peter Kispert, Nicolette Polek & Mary South

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/peter-kispert-nicolette-polek-mary-south/

The writers on their debut short story collections, artifice as truth, and how music can teach you to write a sentence.

We are so grateful to our readers, contributing artists and writers, and supporters. Our commitment to you is unshakeabl...
05/05/2020
COVID-19 Artist Resources by - BOMB Magazine

We are so grateful to our readers, contributing artists and writers, and supporters. Our commitment to you is unshakeable, and we offer our firm support during a period when many of us are isolated and facing unprecedented challenges. We're proud to share our list of vital resources for artists, writers, musicians, and performers.

Your support now is crucial to keep the conversation going!

#GivingTuesdayNow https://bombmagazine.org/donate

A list of vital resources for artists, writers, musicians, and performers.

" I believe we all want to keep enacting our necessary adjustments in response to the pressures we experience when we ar...
05/05/2020

" I believe we all want to keep enacting our necessary adjustments in response to the pressures we experience when we are awake to the world, but sometimes I find I come to a stand-still."

Issue #129: Claudia Rankine by​ Lauren Berlant​

For 39 years, BOMB has transformed lively dialogues between artists into essential exchanges about the creative process. During this unprecedented time, BOMB’s commitment to our mission is unshakeable. In the coming weeks, we will continue to publish online content daily to amplify the voices we hold dear in our community.

We need your help now, more than ever, to inspire and inform readers worldwide. Please consider making a gift to BOMB today. #GivingTuesdayNow https://bombmagazine.org/donate

"Read? Read? I just read BOMB, actually."Issue #14: Roy Lichtenstein by April Bernard & Mimi ThompsonToday BOMB Magazine...
05/05/2020

"Read? Read? I just read BOMB, actually."

Issue #14: Roy Lichtenstein by April Bernard & Mimi Thompson

Today BOMB Magazine is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. We need your help now, more than ever, to inspire and inform readers worldwide. Please consider making a gift to BOMB today.

Keep the conversation going!

#GivingTuesdayNow https://bombmagazine.org/donate

"I thought that every group of people who ever existed have had poetry because passionate human life couldn’t be led wit...
05/05/2020

"I thought that every group of people who ever existed have had poetry because passionate human life couldn’t be led without it...When we feel powerful feelings, we tend to speak in rhythm; we speak in more repetitive, forceful rhythm when we’re upset."

Issue #54: Sharon Olds by Amy Hempel

Today BOMB Magazine is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. We need your help now, more than ever, to inspire and inform readers worldwide. Please consider making a gift to BOMB today.

https://bombmagazine.org/donate

"Like so many others, I’ve been struggling with what to do in response to what is happening in this country; the act of ...
05/05/2020

"Like so many others, I’ve been struggling with what to do in response to what is happening in this country; the act of painting itself becomes a fight to remember the names of all the young black men and women who were forgotten by history or taken too soon at the hands of unconscious or conscious bias. Every day is a fight to remember that when this issue disappears from the media, it’s not permission to forget. It’s a fight to remember that change is possible."

Issue #147: Titus Kaphar by Jason Stanley

We need your help now, more than ever, to inspire and inform readers worldwide. Please consider making a gift to BOMB today.

Together we support the artist’s voice. Thank you.
#GivingTuesdayNow https://bombmagazine.org/donate

"I am an obsessional artist. People may call me otherwise, but I simply let them do as they please. I consider myself a ...
05/05/2020

"I am an obsessional artist. People may call me otherwise, but I simply let them do as they please. I consider myself a heretic of the art world. I think only of myself when I make my artwork."

Issue #66: Yayoi Kusama by Grady T. Turner

Since 1981, BOMB Magazine has been delivering the voices of the most iconic artists of our time, publishing conversations between visual, literary, and performing artists. Delivering the voices of the most iconic artists of our time.

Keep the conversation going! #GivingTuesdayNow https://bombmagazine.org/donate

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their commu...
05/05/2020

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. BOMB has been delivering the artist’s voice since 1981. Donate to support the artist’s voice today.

#GivingTuesdayNow https://bombmagazine.org/donate

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05/04/2020

BOMB Magazine's cover photo

"It’s bad, what they’re doing, these people parading down the street; I can’t disagree with her there. They’re feeding i...
05/03/2020
Chai Wan Four by Helen Phillips - BOMB Magazine

"It’s bad, what they’re doing, these people parading down the street; I can’t disagree with her there. They’re feeding impossible desires."

Congratulations to 2020 Guggenheim Fellow and BOMB contributor, Helen Phillips!

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/chai-wan-four

This First Proof contains Flash Fiction After Photographs by Jane Hammonds, including the short story “Chai Wan Four,” by Helen Phillips.

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