Lady Caroline Blackwood may be best remembered for her marriages to painter Lucian Freud and poet Robert Lowell, but it is her career as a writer and critic that deserves our attention.
Singer and songwriter Sharon Van Etten is a rising star possessed of a remarkable, arresting voice. Emotive without being naïve, Sharon’s music, like her personality, is wise beyond its years.
In episode six of Phoned-In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, Zachary Schomburg reads a selection of his work. Click through for a reading and a short Q&A.
Keyboard-to-keyboard and back-to-back, Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly shared an island of two piano benches swaying out compositions as one musician.
Michael Yonkers’ Lovely Gold is a mystifying and beautiful record, all recorded on a hand-built, “four-channel, tube-type,” machine. Yonkers was kind enough to answer some questions for BOMBlog from his home in Minneapolis.
The Novel: an Alternative History, Beginnings to 1600 is the first part of Steven Moore’s complete history of the prose narrative. Think of it as B.D.Q., or Before Don Quixote.” Justin McNeil delves into Moore’s comprehensive approach to prose’s roots.
“The people waiting in Grushin’s line walk a gray path between abject despair and a brilliant, if not naive, sense of hope.” B.C. Edwards parses the existential allegory of Olga Grushin’s new novel The Line.
“The Novel: an Alternative History, Beginnings to 1600 is the first part of Steven Moore’s complete history of the prose narrative. Think of it as B.D.Q., or Before Don Quixote.” Justin McNeil delves into Moore’s comprehensive approach to prose’s varied roots.
I became familiar with Yuyutsu RD Sharma’s poetry on his recent long stay in New York to promote his latest collection Space Cake Amsterdam (Howling Dog Press 2009). Space Cake is a beautifully designed book with artwork by the artist Henry Avignon.
Over a smorgasbord of hummus, white beans, and eggplant, Padma Newsome sits grizzly, inklings of grey woven through the reddish blonde of his beard, a product of “rock stress,” as he calls it. A stress that’s justified, after years of performing with children’s choirs in Adelaide, Australia; orchestras; and “indie rock bands” like The National.