BOMB 164 / Summer 2023


In BOMB’s Summer 2023 issue, painters Merlin James and Victoria Morton prepare for their upcoming joint show, poet Paisley Rekdal and visual artist Kenneth Tam visit the union of the transcontinental railroad, filmmaker Khalik Allah becomes one with the universe by a fireside, and Sophie Narrett talks to novelist Colm Tóibín about breaking free of societal expectations through embroidery. Plus, short stories from Vauhini Vara and Emily Nemens, an essay from poet Jenny Johnson on shadow bodies and the “oh so many ways to feel continuous,” poetry from Álvaro de Campos (AKA Fernando Pessoa), the conclusion of our Poetry of the Northern Triangle Diaspora series, and much more! 

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