Salvatore Pane reviews Joe Meno’s touching and hilarious novel The Great Perhaps.
Montana Wojczuk interviews Wendy and Lucy author Jon Raymond.
The artist-run curatorial project HKJB favors art over concept. Their first show “Personal Abstraction” takes art away from a gallery setting and puts it back into a studio, in an effort to change the way we think about viewing and talking about art.
“In my work, I try to act like the worst press agent in the world, like a failed press agent.” John Waters reflects on the ridiculous nature of celebrity, click through for more!
Emily Nonko interviews writer, blogger, and poet Tao Lin.
This edition of Post Impressions features painter Julian Kremier.
BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by BOMB intern Katherine Sanders, features poetry by Idra Novey and art by Laura Halsey Brown.
Vasko Popa’s “The Little Box” describes an empty space that grows to contain an entire world in miniature. Idra Novey builds on this idea in her series The Little Prison. Although the breathtaking first stanza of the first poem discusses punctuation, all the poems in this series are punctuation-free, giving the feeling that we are floating above and around this self-contained, almost irresistible world of curiosity. The entire series is forthcoming in the American Poetry Review in the fall.
– Katherine Sanders
Kelly Devine Thomas on the stranger sides of Google, and the unlikely combination of Bernie Madoff and Mark Kostabi.
David Varno on Frederick Seidel’s poetry.
In celebration of Small Press Month, BOMB Magazine presents a serialized audiobook of The Shanghai Gesture as read by the novel’s author, Gary Indiana—writer, actor, playwright, provocateur, and BOMB Editor-at-Large.