Brad Alexander, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been living in Southern Germany since graduating from Wesleyan University in 2008.
In this wonderfully surprising, playful and stirring book, Jodzio introduces a gallery of offbeat characters forced to navigate the dire situations and trials presented by life.
The diction pops incessantly, and cuts like “Dear Aging Anarchist,” and “Sweet Spot” serve up a sense of rock ‘n’ roll poetics, brute and oblique. Like rock ‘n’ roll though, in Broder’s verse, wanton escape often loops back to the fears of the forbears, where freedom of choice comes at the cost of deep-seated disappointment.
In episode four of Phoned-In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, Ben Lerner reads a selection of his work. Click through for a reading and a short Q&A.
I encountered Damian Rogers for the first time at this year’s US Poets in Mexico workshop. She was walking around Mérida, Mexico, frazzled, trying to track down her luggage that had been lost by the airline she’d flown in on a few days earlier.
Listen to a BOMB podcast! Last Friday Sam Lipsyte appeared at BookCourt to read from his new darkly funny novel, The Ask, just published this March by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
On Boerum Palace, Gunn has turned his formidable improvisational chops towards songwriting with results that are as far fRom the free-form freak-outs of his previous work as they are from traditional singer-songwriter fare.
Jillian Weise was already the author of two collections of poetry when she began writing The Colony, a novel that is by turns disturbing, beautiful and hilarious.
From the archives and across state lines, BOMB on the Scene hopped on New Jersey Transit to visit Paul Henry Ramirez. Since painter Roberto Juarez’s 2007 essay on his work for BOMB’s 25th Anniversary America’s issue, Paul Henry Ramirez has relocated his studio to Hamilton, New Jersey from Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
At the New York Public Library on Monday evening, the “Young Lions” forum presented Ezra Koenig, lead singer, guitarist and song-writer of Brooklyn-based band Vampire Weekend in conversation with novelist John Wray.