WEB EXCLUSIVE Writers Veronica Gonzalez Peña and Erik Morse muse on the recent history of the psychological novel in the post-colonial world.
WEB EXCLUSIVE The two poets discuss extraterrestrials, the body politic, and the use of folklore in Toscano’s book Deck of Deeds.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Roberto Tejada discusses his literary career with Esther Allen and his recently published book of poetry, Full Foreground.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Mary Jo Bang discusses her unique approach to translating Dante with Zachary Lazar. Her Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher, is out now.
WEB EXCLUSIVE McGrath and Tillman discuss the deferral of trauma across generations and the choice to tell one story from two perspectives in his new novel Constance.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Artist Humphrey talks to Spiotta about her recent novel Stone Arabia and the overlaps between acting and writing.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Chris Andrews and fellow translator Will Heyward discuss Roberto Bolaño, César Aira, Oulipo, and the peculiar challenges faced by the translator.
Poets Anne Waldman and Frances Richard discuss their careers, new work, and life at the forefront of the poetic avant-garde. Or, as Waldman calls it, the avant-derriere.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Poets Enzensberger and Smith discuss politically engaged writing and their fondness for flops. Smith won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Life on Mars.
WEB EXCLUSIVE In a BOMB Web Exclusive, Adam Fitzgerald talks to Ben Lerner about Leaving the Atocha Station, the acclaimed poet’s debut work of fiction.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Deb Olin Unferth—whose story “Abandon Normal Instruments,” appears in First Proof—recently published a memoir chronicling her teenage adventures in revolutionary Central America. She spoke to writer Nathan C. Martin.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Adina Hoffman’s biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali is a compelling portrait of an artist. Hoffman spoke with fellow biographer Deborah Baker about issues of fact and the biographer’s immersion in her subject.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Tom Healy, veteran of New York’s art scene, lecturer and activist, is garnering praise for his first book of poetry. Writer Carol Muske-Dukes speaks with Healy about painting, pain, and the making of unsentimental poems.
Tan Lin is interested in non-print forms of reading—potted plants, traffic lights, spoken words, strip malls, WD50—and approaches the book as a repository of dispersed ambient textuality.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Harvey Shapiro, one of New York’s major 20th-Century literary figures, is a poet and former editor of the New York Times Book Review. Here he reveals why a New York poet constantly works with found material.
WEB EXCLUSIVE When sound installation artist Margaret de Wys was diagnosed with breast cancer, she left all she had established to be healed by a shaman in the Ecuadorian jungle … and it worked. Her new book, Black Smoke, describes how.
En Español Francisco Suniaga y Federico Vegas, dos destacados novelistas venezolanos, hablan de los personajes trágicos y legendarios de la historia venezolana que habitan sus ficciones.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Shortlisted for a National Book Award for her poetry book Or To Begin Again, Ann Lauterbach discusses the function of the undead in her work and explains the art of the “imagined community.”
Long-time contributor Simon Lane, a superb writer, wit, and friend, passed away on December 28, 2012. His writing will always have a home at BOMB.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Ford, one of the true giants of contemporary American literature and a master of of the short story form, talks to Vietnamese-Australian author Nam Le.
Listen to a BOMBLive! This podcast features a conversation between poets Robert Polito and David Trinidad, recorded at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema, Chicago, in April 2009.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Weeks before the end of Simic’s Laureate run, he and fellow poet Tomaž Šalamun caught up with each other over the phone.
BOMB and Park Lit joined forces on July 17, 2008 for a reading in NYC’s Tompkins Square Park. Listen to audio clips of readings by literary contributors to our Summer 2008 issue, BOMB 104.
WEB EXCLUSIVE A National Book Award finalist for his most recent novel The Lazarus Project, Sarajevo-born, Chicago-based writer Aleksandar Hemon mines the condition of living in exile and of being grotesquely pinned between past and present.